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Definition of Proportional

  • Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.
  • Relating to, or securing, proportion.
  • Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter.
  • Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional.
  • one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

How to use proportional in a sentence. Proportional pronunciation.

It is a proportional equality; and it is for this reason I have said, equal before God, and in the order of nature.
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Then only are the results proportional to the ever growing magnitude of exponential power.
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In the case of bacteria growing under ideal conditions in a culture, _i.e._ with unlimited food supplied, the increase in the number of bacteria per second is proportional to the number of bacteria present at the beginning of that second.
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The most immediate application of a function in which the growth is proportional to the function itself is to the air.
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Radium in decomposing follows the same law; the rate of decrease at any instant being proportional to the quantity.
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In the case of vibrating bodies, like a pendulum, the rate of decrease of the amplitude follows this law; similarly in the case of a noise dying down and in certain electrical phenomena, the rate of decrease is proportional at any instant to the value of the function at the instant....
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He noted that the larger the wound-surface, the more rapidly it healed, and that the rate of healing seemed to be proportional to the area.
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With a representation proportional to the number of shekel-payers, a Congress convenes bi-annually in a central European city (usually Basel), resolves, and prosecutes all work incumbent upon the furtherance of Zionist purpose.
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Could a better reason be given, if I had been asked, by me, for not giving the plants to the British Museum?") and the Zoologists so little; the proportional number of specimens in the two branches should have had a very different appearance.
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I much doubt whether you will find it possible to explain the number of forms by proportional differences of exposure; and I cannot doubt if half the species in any country were destroyed or had not been created, yet that country would appear to us fully peopled.
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Andrew Smith once declared he would get some hundreds of specimens of larks and sparrows from all parts of Great Britain, and see whether, with finest measurements, he could detect any proportional variations in beaks or limbs, etc.
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I do not know whether it has struck you, but it has me, that it would be advisable for botanists to give in WHOLE NUMBERS, as well as in the lowest fraction, the proportional numbers of the families, thus I make out from your Manual that of the INDIGENOUS plants the proportion of the Umbelliferae are 36/1798 = 1/49; for, without one knows the WHOLE numbers, one cannot judge how really close the numbers of the plants of the same family are in two distant countries; but very likely you may think this superfluous.
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Mentioning these proportional numbers, I may give you an instance of the sort of points, and how vague and futile they often are, which I ATTEMPT to work out...; reflecting on R. Brown's and Hooker's remark, that near identity of proportional numbers of the great families in two countries, shows probably that they were once continuously united, I thought I would calculate the proportions of, for instance, the INTRODUCED Compositae in Great Britain to all the introduced plants, and the result was, 10/92 = 1/9.2.
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It is the large proportional size of the facial bones and the great projection of the jaws which confers upon the Gorilla's skull its small facial angle and brutal character.
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But if we consider the proportional size of the facial bones to the skull proper only, the little 'Chrysothrix' (Fig.
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The roots of the false molar teeth of the Gorilla, again, are more complex than in Man, and the proportional size of the molars is different.
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At the breaking out of the war almost every mess had a negro cook, one of the mess furnishing the cook, the others paying a proportional share for hire; but as the stringency of the Subsistence Department began to grow oppressive, as the war wore on, many of these negroes were sent home.
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Unfortunately however, the righting effect is not proportional to the difference between the right and left H.E.'s.
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The rate of change of the quantity of motion (momentum) is proportional to the force which causes it, and takes place in the direction of the straight line in which the force acts.
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They can, by a series of questions like the above, be led to see, by their own reasoning, that time, as denoted by the clock, must differ in every two places not upon the same meridian, and that the difference must be exactly proportional to the difference of longitude.
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Examples of Proportional

Example #1
Our language possesses no one word capable of expressing the identity of nature, and the diversity of its form and employment.
Example #2
Q. How is liberty a physical attribute of man? A.
Example #3
In nature’s economy the time-binders are the intelligent forces.
Example #4
There is none else known to us, and from the engineer’s point of view, Edison and the simplest laborer, Smith or Jones, are basically the same; their powers or capacities are exponential, and, though differing in degree, are the same in kind.
Example #5
Thus the growth of timber of a large forest tract may be expressed as a function of this kind, the assumption being that in a large tract the rate of growth may be taken as uniform from year to year.
Example #6
The values of the function of _x, ce__kx__, increase according to the terms of a geometrical progression as the variable x increases in arithmetical progression_....