Part or share corresponding to, or bearing an intended relationship with, other parts or shares of a whole divided according to a formula or rule.

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  • When dividing up the money from a big contract you must make sure that the proportional amounts go to the right places.

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  • The cost of goods is directly proportional to our supply chain efficiency. When we operate optimally our costs go down.

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  • I cut the pieces into eight slices to make it proportional to the amount of guests we had, which was four.

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