(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.Locke.
(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.