# Definitions and Synonyms of *proportional* | Another word for *proportional* | What is *proportional? *

*Definition 1: one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**proportional* is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*proportional*is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*(... is part of **proportional*) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

*proportional*) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

*Definition 2: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to' - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*Samples where proportional or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime**earnings relative to production*

*Synonyms for proportional in the sense of this definition*

*(**proportional* is similar to ...) being in due proportion

*proportional*is similar to ...) being in due proportion

*"proportionate representation of a minority group"**Definition 3: having a constant ratio - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*(**proportional* is similar to ...) being in due proportion

*proportional*is similar to ...) being in due proportion

*"proportionate representation of a minority group"*

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