Definition of 'proportional'
Video: pronunciation of 'proportional'
Example sentences containing 'proportional'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
That would be reinforced by the election of members on a proportional basis. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She would like to see a radical overhaul to introduce a system of proportional representation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Eighty per cent of peers would be elected on a proportional system controlled by the parties. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Other ideas that were vetoed included setting fixed terms for councillors and allowing councils to pilot proportional representation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There were more than enough Labour opponents of proportional representation to scupper a deal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Conservatives remain strongly opposed to any proportional system. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One third of the 498 seats will be chosen by a majority system and two thirds by proportional representation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are about the party's favourite cause and are fought under a proportional voting system that helps minor parties. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The other was proportional representation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first irony is that AV is not a system of proportional representation at all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In all elections in Britain using proportional systems, turnout has been considerably lower than in general elections. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cash increase is highest in London, yet the proportional increase is higher in the lowest price bands. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Under Italy's new proportional representation system extra seats are awarded to the overall winner to guarantee a majority. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And if they do so in return for a referendum on proportional representation, they will look self-interested and greedy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I would like to see proportional representation in a nationally elected main chamber with a revising chamber elected the same way as the Commons. The Sun (2012)In Finland and Norway elections between the wars were conducted on the basis of the "list" system of proportional representation. Fascists and Conservatives (1990)
Trends of 'proportional'
In Common Usage. proportional is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'proportional'
British English: proportional /prəˈpɔːʃənl/ ADJECTIVE
If one amount is proportional to another, the two amounts increase and decrease at the same rate so there is always the same relationship between them.
Your weight is proportional to how much you eat.
- American English: proportional
- Arabic: نِسْبِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: proporcional
- Chinese: 成比例的
- Croatian: proporcionalan
- Czech: úměrný
- Danish: proportional med
- Dutch: proportioneel
- European Spanish: proporcional
- Finnish: suhteellinen
- French: proportionnel
- German: anteilmäßig
- Greek: αναλογικός
- Italian: proporzionale
- Japanese: 比例した
- Korean: 비례하는
- Norwegian: proporsjonal
- Polish: proporcjonalny
- European Portuguese: proporcional
- Romanian: proporțional
- Russian: пропорциональный
- Spanish: proporcional
- Swedish: proportionell
- Thai: ทำให้ได้สัดส่วนกัน
- Turkish: orantılı
- Ukrainian: пропорційний
- Vietnamese: theo tỷ lệ
Nearby words of 'proportional'
Definition of proportional from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.