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PROPORTIONAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proportional mean? 

PROPORTIONAL (noun)
  The noun PROPORTIONAL has 1 sense:

1. one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

  Familiarity information: PROPORTIONAL used as a noun is very rare.


PROPORTIONAL (adjective)
  The adjective PROPORTIONAL has 3 senses:

1. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by 'to'
2. (of taxes) increasing as the amount taxed increases
3. having a constant ratio

  Familiarity information: PROPORTIONAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPORTIONAL (noun)


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Meaning:

One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("proportional" is a kind of...):

quantity (something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable)

Holonyms ("proportional" is a part of...):

proportion (the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole)


PROPORTIONAL (adjective)


Sense 1proportional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by 'to'

Synonyms:

proportional; relative

Context examples:

the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime / earnings relative to production

Similar:

proportionate (being in due proportion)


Sense 2proportional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of taxes) increasing as the amount taxed increases

Synonyms:

graduated; proportional

Similar:

progressive ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases)


Sense 3proportional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a constant ratio

Similar:

proportionate (being in due proportion)


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