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pro·por·tion·al /prəˈporʃnə1, ˈpɔr, ʃənḷ/

(a.)比例的,相稱的,調和的比例項

proportional

比例範圍

From: Network Terminology

proportional

比例

Pro·por·tion·al a.

1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.

2. Relating to, or securing, proportion.

3. Math. Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter.

**Proportional logarithms**, logistic logarithms. See under Logistic.

**Proportional scale**, a scale on which are marked parts proportional to the logarithms of the natural numbers; a logarithmic scale.

**Proportional** **scales, compasses, dividers**, etc. Draughting, instruments used in making copies of drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or reduced scale.

Pro·por·tion·al, n.

1. Math. Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional.

2. Chem. The combining weight or equivalent of an element. [Obs.]

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

proportional

adj 1: properly related in size or degree or other measurable

characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "punishment

oughtt to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings

relative to production" [syn: relative]

2: increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: graduated]

n : one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion