(Gram.) Designating or of the second degree of comparison of adjectives and adverbs; expressing a greater degree of a quality or attribute than that expressed in the positive degree

The definition of reciprocal refers to something that goes both ways or to something that is done in return for a similar act. In grammar, a reciprocal is mutual action or a relationship between two nouns or pronouns. In math, a reciprocal is the number 1 divided by a given quantity.

Relating to a logical or mathematical relation between two elements such that if the first element is related to the second element, the second element is related in like manner to the first. The relation a = b is symmetric, whereas the relation a > b is not.

Find another word for proportional. In this page you can discover 25 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for proportional, like: comparable, equal, comparative, correlative, equivalent, big, commensurate, corresponding, even, reciprocal and relative.

This loss is proportional to the length of the wire.

Under the first head would be included proportional taxes dependent upon the value of the property taxed; under the second, taxes whose amount does not depend upon that value.

Two categories of rent, fixed and proportional, are payable to the state by mineowners.

Now, we know that the number of electrochemical equivalents electrolysed is proportional to the whole amount of electricity which passed through the circuit, and the product of this by the electromotive force of the battery is the work done by the latter, so that in this case also Joule showed that the heat generated was proportional to the work done.

The violence or completeness of combustion was proportional to the amount of phlogiston present.