direct proportion

direct proportion
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  • direct proportion — noun : a proportion of two variable quantities when the ratio of the two quantities is constant …   Useful english dictionary

  • direct proportion — (also direct ratio) noun the relation between quantities whose ratio is constant …   English new terms dictionary

  • direct proportion —   Lakio like kūpono …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • in direct proportion to sth — ► used to say that two things are connected, so that an increase in one is directly related to an increase in the other: »The level of crime in an area is almost always in direct proportion to the number of unemployed. Main Entry: ↑proportion …   Financial and business terms

  • proportion — UK US /prəˈpɔːʃən/ noun ► [C] the number or amount of part of something when compared to the whole: boost/increase the proportion of sth »He pledged to boost the group s proportion of home sales from 5% to 10%. as a proportion of sth »Last year,… …   Financial and business terms

  • direct — [də rekt′; ] also [ dīrekt′] adj. [ME < L directus, pp. of dirigere, to lay straight, direct < di , apart, from + regere, to keep straight, rule: see REGAL] 1. by the shortest way, without turning or stopping; not roundabout; not… …   English World dictionary

  • direct — directable, adj. directness, n. /di rekt , duy /, v.t. 1. to manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction, etc.: He directed the company through a difficult time. 2. to regulate the course of; control: History is directed by a… …   Universalium

  • proportion — pro|por|tion1 W2S2 [prəˈpo:ʃən US ˈpo:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of something)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3¦(correct scale)¦ 4 proportions 5 out of (all) proportion 6 keep something in proportion 7 sense of proportion 8¦(mathematics)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proportion — n. & v. n. 1 a a comparative part or share (a large proportion of the profits). b a comparative ratio (the proportion of births to deaths). 2 the correct or pleasing relation of things or parts of a thing (the house has fine proportions;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proportion — 01. Because we have a home based business, we can deduct a [proportion] of our rent as an expense when we do our income tax. 02. Writer Anais Nin observed that life shrinks or expands in [proportion] to one s courage. 03. A large [proportion] of… …   Grammatical examples in English

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