AskDefine | Define proportionate

Dictionary Definition

proportionate adj
1 being in due proportion [ant: disproportionate]
2 agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree; "the figures are large but the corresponding totals next year will be larger" [syn: corresponding, in proportion to]
3 exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities [syn: harmonious, symmetrical]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • Finnish: suhteellinen
  • Hungarian: arányos
harmonious and symmetrical


  1. To make proportionate

See also

Extensive Definition

Proportionality may refer to:
  • Proportionality (mathematics), the special mathematical relationships of direct and inverse proportion between two variables
  • Proportionality (physics)
  • Proportionality (law), a legal principle under municipal law in which the punishment of a certain crime should be in proportion to the severity of the crime itself, and under international law an important consideration when assessing the military necessity of an attack on a military objective
  • Proportionality (political maxim), a maxim which states that any layer of government should not take any action that exceeds that which is necessary to achieve the objective of government
Proportion redirects here. Proportion may refer to:
Proportional redirects here. Proportional may refer to:
proportionate in German: Proportion
proportionate in Esperanto: Proporcio
proportionate in French: Proportion
proportionate in Italian: Proporzionalità
proportionate in Norwegian: Proporsjon
proportionate in Portuguese: Proporcionalidade
proportionate in Swedish: Proportionalitet

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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