Proportionating
Proportionate 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Proportionate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proportionated — Proportionate 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proportionate — proportionately, adv. proportionateness, n. adj. /preuh pawr sheuh nit, pohr /; v. /preuh pawr sheuh nayt , pohr /, adj., v., proportionated, proportionating. adj. 1. proportioned; being in due proportion; proportional. v.t. 2. to make… …   Universalium

  • proportionate — adjective /prəˈpɔʃənət/ (say pruh pawshuhnuht) 1. proportioned; being in due proportion; proportional. –verb (t) /prəˈpɔʃəneɪt/ (say pruh pawshuhnayt) (proportionated, proportionating) 2. to make proportionate. –proportionately, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

  • proportionate — [prə pôr′shə nit, prōpôr′shə nit; ] for v. [, prō pôr′shə nāt΄, prə pôr′shə nāt΄] adj. [ME proporcionate < LL proportionatus] in proper proportion; proportional vt. proportionated, proportionating to make proportionate; proportion… …   English World dictionary

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