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Definition of proportional adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



proportional (to something)
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of an appropriate size, amount, or degree in comparison with something Salary is proportional to years of experience. The number of teachers appointed is proportional to the total number of students. to be directly/inversely proportional to something
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adverb Families with children spend proportionally less per person than families without children.
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