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Meaning of PROPORTIONATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]pru'powrshunit, [v]pru'powrshu`neyt, pru'powrshunut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree; "the figures are large but the corresponding totals next year will be larger"
  2. [adj]  being in due proportion
  3. [adj]  exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
 

PROPORTIONATE is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: balanced, commensurate, corresponding, harmonious, in proportion to, per capita, proportionable, proportional, relative, symmetrical
 
 Antonyms: disproportional, disproportionate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro*por"tion*ate\, a. [L. proportionatus. See
    {Proportion}.]
    Adjusted to something else according to a proportion;
    proportional. --Longfellow.
    
          What is proportionate to his transgression. --Locke.
    
    
  2. \Pro*por"tion*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Proportionated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proportionating}.] [Cf.
    {Proportion}, v.]
    To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate,
    or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to
    proportionate punishment to crimes.
    
    
 

 

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