proportional Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “proportional” in the English Dictionary

"proportional" in British English

See all translations

proportionaladjective

uk   /prəˈpɔː.ʃən.əl/  us   /-ˈpɔːr-/ (also proportionate )
If two ​amounts are proportional, they ​change at the same ​rate so that the ​relationship between them does not ​change: Weight is proportional tosize.
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)

"proportional" in American English

See all translations

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)

"proportional" in Business English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of proportional?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More