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 for proportional
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compasses \Com"pass*es\, n., pl.
     An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures,
     etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches,
     or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they
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     Note: The compasses for drawing circles have adjustable pen
           points, pencil points, etc.; those used for measuring
           without adjustable points are generally called
           dividers. See Dividers.
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     Bow compasses. See Bow-compass.
     Caliber compasses, Caliper compasses. See Calipers.
     Proportional, Triangular, etc., compasses. See under
        Proportional, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proportional \Pro*por"tion*al\, n.
     1. (Math.) Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean
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     2. (Chem.) The combining weight or equivalent of an element.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proportional \Pro*por"tion*al\, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F.
     1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in
        suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice
        are proportional. --Milton.
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     2. Relating to, or securing, proportion. --Hutton.
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     3. (Math.) Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a
        constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is
        proportional to quantity of matter.
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     Proportional logarithms, logistic logarithms. See under
     Proportional scale, a scale on which are marked parts
        proportional to the logarithms of the natural numbers; a
        logarithmic scale.
     Proportional scales, compasses, dividers, etc.
        (Draughting), instruments used in making copies of
        drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or
        reduced scale.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: properly related in size or degree or other measurable
             characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the
             punishment ought to be proportional to the crime";
             "earnings relative to production" [syn: proportional,
      2: having a constant ratio
      n 1: one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "proportional":
     3-D, affinitive, analogical, analogous, appertaining, associative,
     balanced, commensurable, commensurate, comparable, comparative,
     compatible, congenial, connective, consistent, contingent,
     correlated, correlative, corresponding, cubic, dependent,
     dimensional, distributional, distributive, en rapport, equal,
     even stephen, fifty-fifty, flat, fourth-dimensional, half,
     half-and-half, halvers, harmonious, in accordance with, linking,
     particular, per capita, per head, pertaining, pertinent, pro rata,
     proportionable, proportionate, proportioned, prorated, reciprocal,
     referable, referring, related, relating, relational, relative,
     respective, several, space, space-time, spatial, spatiotemporal,
     spherical, stereoscopic, superficial, surface, symmetrical,
     sympathetic, three-dimensional, two-dimensional, volumetric

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