Proportional vs Proportionable - What's the difference?

proportional | proportionable |


As adjectives the difference between proportional and proportionable

is that proportional is at a constant ratio (to) two magnitudes (numbers) are said to be proportional if the second varies in a direct relation arithmetically to the first while proportionable is capable of being proportioned, or made proportional.

proportional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • At a constant ratio (to). Two magnitudes (numbers) are said to be proportional if the second varies in a direct relation arithmetically to the first.
  • Quotation
  • :* The stopping distance is proportional to the square of the speed of the vehicle. — "How Far Will It Skid" at physicsclassroom.com.
  • In proportion (to), proportionate. More common in US than UK.
  • Quotation
  • :* ...how much of the Bush administration's immediate post-9/11 emphasis on Iraq was appropriate and proportional to the overall picture of terrorism — retrieved 24 Jan 2005.
  • proportionable

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable of being proportioned, or made proportional.
  • Antonyms

    * unproportionable

    Derived terms

    * proportionably