Proportional

Definition of Proportional

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
(Draughting) instruments used in making copies of drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or reduced scale.
n.1.(Math.) Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional.
2.(Chem.) The combining weight or equivalent of an element.

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