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NOUN (1)

1. one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to';
- Example: "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"
- Example: "earnings relative to production"
[syn: proportional, relative]

2. having a constant ratio;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compasses \Com"pass*es\, n., pl. An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move. [1913 Webster] Note: The compasses for drawing circles have adjustable pen points, pencil points, etc.; those used for measuring without adjustable points are generally called dividers. See Dividers. [1913 Webster] Bow compasses. See Bow-compass. Caliber compasses, Caliper compasses. See Calipers. Proportional, Triangular, etc., compasses. See under Proportional, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proportional \Pro*por"tion*al\, n. 1. (Math.) Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) The combining weight or equivalent of an element. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proportional \Pro*por"tion*al\, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F. proportionnel.] 1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or securing, proportion. --Hutton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Math.) Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

proportional adj 1: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production" [syn: proportional, relative] 2: having a constant ratio n 1: one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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