• WordNet 3.6
    • adj proportionate agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree
    • adj proportionate being in due proportion "proportionate representation of a minority group"
    • adj proportionate exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you correct for weight differences, men are proportionately stronger than horses.
    • a Proportionate Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional. "What is proportionate to his transgression."
    • v. t Proportionate To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to proportionate punishment to crimes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • proportionate Having proportion, or due proportion; adjusted to something else according to a certain rate or comparative relation; proportional.
    • proportionate To make proportional; adjust according to a settled rate or to due comparative relation or proportion: as, to proportionate punishments to crimes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Proportionate adjusted according to a proportion: proportional
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  • Jan Van Ruysbroeck
    Jan Van Ruysbroeck
    “The measure of your holiness is proportionate to the goodness of your will.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionately brutified.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. proportionatus,. See Proportion


In literature:

The tension of the charge, or its tendency to fly off, is proportionately increased.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884" by Various
The amount of land that may be entered under this method is proportionate to the number of inhabitants.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Or, we may suppose them to be caused by a much weaker force operating through a proportionately prolonged period.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
The Pimberah, the body whereof is as big as a mans middle, and of a length proportionable.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
By and by the music became extremely wild and the dancing proportionately furious.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Their Courage without was abated proportionably, as theirs within was elated.
"Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton" by Daniel Defoe
Rents for flats and houses soared proportionately.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
His desire had increased proportionately.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
In apes the arms are proportionately much longer than in man, while the thighs are much shorter.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
They say Toyama people spend more proportionately than the people in other prefectures.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Advance guard increases in size proportionately with size of command.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Misery is caused by poverty, or the need of food or clothing, and is thus proportionate to the means of subsistence.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
But the landscapes need energy, not repression; and so the diagonal type is proportionately more numerous.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
In every country where the inhabitants are at once numerous and industrious, there will always be a proportionable cultivation.
"The History of Emily Montague" by Frances Brooke
He early attained the unusual height of six feet four inches, with arms of proportionate length.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
And there were some who even exceeded their proportionate amount in so doing.
"History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8)" by Procopius
For rendering crimes and punishments, therefore, more proportionate to each other.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Is it political intolerance to claim a proportionate share in the direction of the public affairs?
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
If he be liberal, her gratitude rises proportionably.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
He is a man of strong passions, and his prejudices are proportionate.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

In poetry:

An old man whose black face
shines golden-brown as wet pebbles
under the streetlamp, is walking two mongrel dogs of dis-
proportionate size, in the rain,
in the relaxed early-evening avenue.
"The Rainwalkers" by Denise Levertov

In news:

New findings by University of California, Los Angeles's Williams Institute show that LGBT families are incredibly diverse, but having children in proportionately smaller numbers than they were a decade ago.
Israel's Policy Is Perfectly ' Proportionate '.
Don't – wrap it so tight it looks like it's strangling you Do – Wear a scarf that has a proportionate weight to your top.
If you expect them to pay for these things themselves, then their allowances should be proportionately higher.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Friday she was deeply concerned at violence in Israel and Gaza, calling for rocket attacks by Hamas to end and urging Israel to ensure its response was proportionate.
If Pennsylvania's Going to Assign Electoral Votes Proportionately, Why Not Members of Congress, Too.
Hamas to end and urging Israel to ensure its response was proportionate.
"The directions given today are consistent with Barclays' proposal to the court to manage disclosure in these proceedings in an effective and proportionate manner," Barclays spokesman Jon Laycock said in an e-mail.
Learning to taste wine is no different than learning to really appreciate music or art—the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make.
A proportionate figure for this purpose is £100,000.
SALT LAKE CITY — When Hector Berlioz published his " Requiem " in 1837, he called for a chorus of about 200 voices but specified, "If space permits, the chorus may be doubled or tripled, and the orchestra be proportionately increased.
There are methods you and your partner can do to make the gender of your offspring more proportionate.
Designed to works in hard and soft water, lubricate brushes, be safe on proportioners, and for use in automatic and high pressure self-service systems.

In science:

An examination of the oneloop low-temperature FRG shows that for each value of q one obtains a distinct hierarchy such that all terms grow proportionately to η (q) l with a non-trivial exponent α(q).
Field theory of statics and dynamics of glasses: rare events and barrier distributions
The average minimum ionising particle traversing a 2 cm bar perpendicularly would therefore produce a signal of ≈40 photo-electrons, corner-clipping particles giving proportionately less.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
The area of each circle is proportionate to the 8C flux.
Forecast for Epoch-of-Reionization as viewable by the PrimevAl Structure Telescope (PAST)
FIG. 4, 5 and 6 show the comparisons of evolutionary algorithms based on Tsallis selection, Boltzmann selection and proportionate selection for different functions.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
Some rare type of event with a proportionately higher 44Ti yield could be the major source and not leave detectable remnants today (e.g., Woosley & Pinto 1988).
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?
We can be skeptical that this class of large-disk models is realistic for real Bp disks. A second practical consideration is that models producing tolerable fits must have not only large h values but proportionately even larger heights hS .
The magnetic Bp star 36 Lyncis, II. A spectroscopic analysis of its co-rotating disk
In fact, if we increase the size of the square, it is clear that the number of strips (and so the Euler characteristic) grows proportionately to the length of the edges, and not to the area.
Excursion sets of stable random fields
In this final example, let us return to the case of deterministic p = {pij } and let us change all pij proportionately to p′ ij := (1 + δn )pij for some δn .
Asymptotic equivalence and contiguity of some random graphs
In other words smaller count does result in smaller detections but in a proportionate manner.
Distributed Detection in Sensor Networks with Limited Range Multi-Modal Sensors
Ms = 4.46×105 A/m) is about 3.5 times greater than that of greigite; from this one expects proportionate values for the fluid susceptibility of a corresponding greigite suspension, building up slowly in the ocean waters (see above).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
The amount of FLOPs for functions such as sin, log, etc. is based on , assuming 1 FLOP for elementary arithmetical operations like addition and multiplication and scaling the FLOP estimate for complex functions proportionately to the number of processor cycles cited in the manual.
Accelerating numerical solution of Stochastic Differential Equations with CUDA
Since the valid time step of particle for the gyro motion increases proportionately to the distance cubed from the star ∼ ¯r3 , we use the individual time step for each simulation particle adapted to the position to reduce the total numbers of the integration time.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
Distributed probabilistic polling and applications to proportionate agreement.
Coalescing random walks and voting on connected graphs
Of special interest are off-diagonal symmetric blocks consisting of two rectangular blocks whose dimensions do not grow proportionately, with the larger dimension proportional to n and the smaller dimension growing slower than n (such blocks will be called unbalanced).
Limit distributions of random matrices
However, as time goes by, the gap becomes larger and the probability that a new randomly chosen barrier value falls in this gap increases proportionately.
Simple models of evolution and extinction