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"proportional" in British English

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proportionaladjective

uk   /prəˈpɔː.ʃən.əl/  us   /-ˈpɔːr-/ (also proportionate )
proportionally
adverb uk   us   /-i/ (also proportionately )
Unemployment is proportionally much ​higher in the ​north of the ​country.
(Definition of proportional from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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proportionaladjective

 us   /prəˈpɔr·ʃə·nəl/ (also proportionate,  /prəˈpɔr·ʃə·nət/ )
in ​correctrelation to: The ​degree of ​punishment is ​meant to be proportional to the ​seriousness of the ​crime. mathematics Proportional also ​means that two things have the same ​sizerelationship or ​ratio.
proportionally
adverb  /prəˈpɔr·ʃə·nəl·i/ (also proportionately,  /prəˈpɔr·ʃə·nət·li/ )
(Definition of proportional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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proportionaladjective

uk   us   /prəˈpɔːʃənəl/ (also proportionate)
if two ​amounts are proportional, they ​change at the same ​rate, so that the ​relationship between them does not ​change: proportional to sth They ​introduced an ​annualpropertytax proportional to the ​marketvalue of the ​property.
directly proportional (to sth) if two ​amounts are directly proportional, when one ​increases, the other ​increases and when one goes down, the other goes down: CO2emissions from motor ​vehicles are directly proportional to the ​amount of ​fuelconsumed and its ​carboncontent.
inversely proportional (to sth) if two ​amounts are ​inversely proportional, when one ​increases, the other goes down and when one goes down, the other ​increases: E-business ​knowledge is generally ​inversely proportional to both age and ​rank in the ​organisation.
(Definition of proportional from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proportional”
in Arabic مُتناسِب مَع…
in Korean 비례하는…
in Portuguese proporcional…
in Catalan proporcional…
in Japanese 比例した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 与…成比例的…
in Turkish orantısal, orantılı…
in Russian пропорциональный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 與…成比例的…
in Italian proporzionato, proporzionale…
in Polish proporcjonalny…
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