Meaning of PROPORTIONAL
Pronunciation:   pru'powrshunl



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
 [adj] 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"
 [adj] increasing as the amount taxed increases


PROPORTIONAL is a 12 letter word that starts with P. 
 Synonyms:   graduated, progressive, proportionate, relative 

 See Also:   proportion, proportionality, quantity  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:  
\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.
2. Relating to, or securing, proportion. Hutton.
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.]



