Definition of Proportionality

1. Noun. A ratio of two quantities that is constant.

Specialized synonyms: Commensurateness, Correspondence, Proportionateness
Generic synonyms: Ratio
Derivative terms: Proportional



2. Noun. Harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design). "In all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"
Exact synonyms: Balance, Proportion
Generic synonyms: Arrangement, Placement
Derivative terms: Proportion

Definition of Proportionality

1. n. The state of being in proportion.

Definition of Proportionality

1. Noun. the property of being proportional ¹

2. Noun. the principle that government action ought to be proportional to the ends achieved (e.g. the military should not be deployed to stop petty vandalism) ¹

3. Noun. the degree to which something is in proportion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proportionality

1. [n -TIES]

Proportionality Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Proportionality Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Proportionality

propones
proponing
proport
proportion
proportionable
proportionably
proportional
proportional analogy
proportional counter
proportional counter tube
proportional font
proportional representation
proportional sample
proportional sampling
proportionalities
proportionality
proportionally
proportionals
proportionate
proportionated
proportionately
proportionateness
proportionates
proportionating
proportionator
proportionators
proportioned
proportioner
proportioning
proportionless

Literary usage of Proportionality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Economics by Frank Albert Fetter (1915)
"The principle of proportionality; its general nature. §2. Cost and sacrifice defined. § 3. Sacrifice of effort a matter of proportion. § 4. ..."

2. Introduction to Economics by John Roscoe Turner (1919)
"The law of proportionality. 12. Bearing of proportionality on the distribution of wealth. 13. How the price of agents affects proportionality. 14. ..."

3. Introduction to Economics by John Roscoe Turner (1919)
"The law of proportionality. 12. Bearing of proportionality on the distribution of wealth. 13. How the price of agents affects proportionality. 14. ..."

4. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"Prohibition of Disproportionate and Other Indiscriminate Attacks The Rule of Proportionality Even attacks on legitimate targets, however, are limited by the ..."

5. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"Notwithstanding this rule, my fear is, that in the ensuing model, I Proportionality may be thought to have carried my endeavours at proportionality too far. ..."

6. Effects of Winds and of Barometric Pressures on the Great Lakes by John Fillmore Hayford (1922)
"STUDY OF Proportionality FACTORS. Additional evidence as to the accuracy and reliability of the computed barometric effects is afforded by a study of the ..."

7. Engineering Construction in Steel and Timber by William Henry Warren (1910)
"Limit of Proportionality between <r and X. Yield-point. — When a long prismatic bar is subjected to tensile stress gradually increased, and the increments ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Proportionality

Search for Proportionality on Dictionary.com!Search for Proportionality on Thesaurus.com!Search for Proportionality on Google!Search for Proportionality on Wikipedia!

Search