— proportionality , n. — proportionally , adv.
/preuh pawr"sheuh nl, -pohr"-/ , adj.
1. having due proportion; corresponding.
2. being in or characterized by proportion.
3. of, pertaining to, or based on proportion; relative.
a. (of two quantities) having the same or a constant ratio or relation: The quantities y and x are proportional if y/x = k, where k is the constant of proportionality.
b. (of a first quantity with respect to a second quantity) a constant multiple of: The quantity y is proportional to x if y = kx, where k is the constant of proportionality.
[ 1350-1400; ME proporcional proportionalis. See PROPORTION, -AL 1 ]
Syn. 1. harmonious, comparative, accordant, consonant, proportionate.