direct proportion

direct proportion

[də′rekt prə′pȯr·shən]
(mathematics)
A statement that the ratio of two variable quantities is equal to a constant.
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Then it rushed in upon his consciousness that he really loved her for what she was, for all the boy in her and all the rest of her--for the total of her that would have been a different total in direct proportion to any differing of the parts of her.
Considered as a reflector, it is potent in producing a monstrous and odious uniformity: and the evil is here aggravated, not in merely direct proportion with the augmentation of its sources, but in a ratio constantly increasing.
Little Go-bu-balu gave evidences of a greater interest in life, an interest which varied in direct proportion to the distance he was from the apes of Kerchak.
In direct proportion to the white man's stupidity is his success in farming the world--"
The concerns surrounding the Taj have grown in direct proportion to its footfall - about eight million visit the monument every year according to latest statistics.
1215, would impose a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages; limits on the contingency fees; and institute a fair share rule, by which damages are allocated in direct proportion to fault, according to a bill summary.
Hence, among different methods for detection of TB drug resistance, the usefulness of Nitrate Reductase Assay (NRA) and direct proportion as a tool for rapid and accurate detection of resistance to first line antitubercular drugs was compared.
The lists prove the point that an area's wealth or deprivation is in direct proportion to its distance from a major decision-making centre - London.
In my view, a new upper chamber can be achieved by distributing all of the seats in direct proportion to the votes cast at the election.
To give my very best in advance, knowing full well that I will receive in direct proportion to what I have already given.
With a 60% glass concentrate system, which is diluted with neat polypropylene, customers have the flexibility to achieve the direct proportion of glass they need.
High-technology interventions are considered the only viable solutions to practical problems, however, and the amount of consideration devoted here to energy and society is in direct proportion to how much a form of energy or society fits the American engineering model.