proper value

proper value

[′präp·ər ′val·yü]
(mathematics)
References in classic literature ?
Bullfrog's deficiencies and superfluities at exactly their proper value.
Leave it to me to find out that," said the curate; "though there is no reason for supposing, senor captain, that you will not be kindly received, because the worth and wisdom that your brother's bearing shows him to possess do not make it likely that he will prove haughty or insensible, or that he will not know how to estimate the accidents of fortune at their proper value.
And," continued he, bowing to Monk, "an enemy whom I shall henceforth esteem at his proper value.
He knew that the lack made a man petty, mean, grasping; it distorted his character and caused him to view the world from a vulgar angle; when you had to consider every penny, money became of grotesque importance: you needed a competency to rate it at its proper value.
It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.
He hoped to teach me to set a proper value on my inheritance, by letting me learn, in this way, all that it costs to make a fortune; wherefore, as soon as I was old enough to understand his advice, he urged me to choose a profession and to work steadily at it.
Here was a woman who lived on ascertained and honorable terms with her employers -- a woman who looked capable of sending any parents in England to the right-about, if they failed to rate her at her proper value.
And Carol added: "Also, I think everyone finds that all too often in life we think we don't get proper value for money.
Players are tired and the punters who pay money to watch these matches aren't getting proper value for money - that's not right.
If we are going to sell him we should get the proper value.
The difficulty in setting a proper value derives largely from World Trade Organisation rules developed during the 1994 Uruguay Round.
Obviously we are very disappointed - it is nowhere near the proper value for Railtrack plc,' said chairman Andrew Chalklen.