(Pro*por"tion*al*ly) adv. In proportion; in due degree; adapted relatively; as, all parts of the building are proportionally large. Sir I. Newton.

(Pro*por"tion*ate) a. [L. proportionatus. See Proportion.] Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional. Longfellow.

What is proportionate to his transgression.

(Pro*por"tion*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proportionated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Proportionating.] [Cf. Proportion, v.] To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to proportionate punishment to crimes.

(Pro*por"tion*ate*ly) adv. In a proportionate manner; with due proportion; proportionally.

(Pro*por"tion*ate*ness), n. The quality or state of being proportionate. Sir M. Hale.

(Pro*por"tion*less) a. Without proportion; unsymmetrical.

(Pro*por"tion*ment) n. The act or process of dividing out proportionally.

(Pro*pos"al) n. [From Propose.]

1. That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage. "To put forth proposals for a book." Macaulay.

2. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.

Syn. — Proffer; tender; overture. See Proposition.

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