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adjective proportional pronunciation in British English /prəˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)nəl/
  1. 1
    correct or suitable in size, amount, or degree when considered in relation to something else
    Critics are claiming that the sentence is not proportional to the crime.
  2. 2
    keeping the same relationship of size or amount to something else
    Proportional increases in income preserve existing differentials between social groups.

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proportionality

 proportional pronunciation in British English /prəˌpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)nˈæləti/ noun [uncountable]

proportionally

 proportional pronunciation in British English /prəˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)nəli/ adverb

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