# Proportional

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### Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

• one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
• 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"
• increasing as the amount taxed increases

### Definitions from Wiktionary

• one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

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### Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Proportional'

• Proportionality: Proportionality may refer to: Proportionality (mathematics), the relationship of two variables whose ratio is constant Proportionality (law), A legal principle
• Proportional representation: Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body
• Proportionality (mathematics): For other uses, see Proportionality. In mathematics, two variables are proportional if a change in one is always accompanied by a change in the other
• Mixed-member proportional representation: Mixed-member proportional representation is a hybrid two-tier voting system. MMP was originally used to elect representatives to the German Bundestag,
• Proportional tax: implementations or proposals that are described as a flat tax, see Flat tax. A proportional tax is a tax imposed so that the tax rate is fixed, with no change as
• Party-list proportional representation: Party-list proportional representation systems are a family of voting systems emphasizing proportional representation (PR) in elections in which multiple
• Proportional control: A proportional control system is a type of linear feedback control system. Two classic mechanical examples are the toilet bowl float proportioning valve
• Dual-member proportional representation: Dual-member proportional representation (DMP) is a voting system designed to produce proportional election results across a region by electing two representatives
• Proportional division: For the scheduling algorithm, see Proportionally fair. A proportional division is a kind of fair division in which a resource is divided among n partners
• Proportional hazards model: Proportional hazards models are a class of survival models in statistics. Survival models relate the time that passes before some event occurs to one or

### 'Proportional' example sentence in quotations

* Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. - Michael Korda

* It is long accepted by the missionaries that morality is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing people wore. - Alex Carey