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Logistic Lo*gis"tic, Logistical Lo*gis"tic*al, a. [Gr. ? skilled in calculating, ? to calculate, fr. lo`gos word, number, reckoning: cf. F. logistique.] 1. Logical. [Obs.] --Berkeley. 2. (Math.) Sexagesimal, or made on the scale of 60; as, logistic, or sexagesimal, arithmetic. Logistic, or Proportional, logarithms, certain logarithmic numbers used to shorten the calculation of the fourth term of a proportion of which one of the terms is a given constant quantity, commonly one hour, while the other terms are expressed in minutes and seconds; -- not now used.
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Proportional Pro*por"tion*al, n. 1. (Math.) Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional. 2. (Chem.) The combining weight or equivalent of an element. [Obs.]
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Proportional Pro*por"tion*al, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F. proportionnel.] 1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional. --Milton. 2. Relating to, or securing, proportion. --Hutton. 3. (Math.) Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter. Proportional logarithms, logistic logarithms. See under Logistic. Proportional scale, a scale on which are marked parts proportional to the logarithms of the natural numbers; a logarithmic scale. Proportional scales, compasses, dividers, etc. (Draughting), instruments used in making copies of drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or reduced scale.
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Proportional Pro*por"tion*al, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F. proportionnel.] 1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional. --Milton. 2. Relating to, or securing, proportion. --Hutton. 3. (Math.) Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter. Proportional logarithms, logistic logarithms. See under Logistic. Proportional scale, a scale on which are marked parts proportional to the logarithms of the natural numbers; a logarithmic scale. Proportional scales, compasses, dividers, etc. (Draughting), instruments used in making copies of drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or reduced scale.
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Compasses Com"pass*es, n., pl. An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move. Note: The compasses for drawing circles have adjustable pen points, pencil points, etc.; those used for measuring without adjustable points are generally called dividers. See Dividers. Bow compasses. See Bow-compass. Caliber compasses, Caliper compasses. See Calipers. Proportional, Triangular, etc., compasses. See under Proportional, etc.

Meaning of Proportional from wikipedia

- Proportionality, proportion or proportional may refer to: Proportionality (mathematics), the property of two variables being in a multiplicative relation...
- mathematics, two varying quantities are said to be in a relation of proportionality, if they are multiplicatively connected to a constant; that is, when...
- Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems in which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body...
- Proportional fairness may refer to: Proportional division - a division of a resource among n {\displaystyle n} partners such that each partner receives...
- Proportional navigation (also known as PN or Pro-Nav) is a guidance law (analogous to proportional control) used in some form or another by most homing...
- A proportional–integral–derivative controller (PID controller or three-term controller) is a control loop mechanism employing feedback that is widely used...
- The proportionality bias is the tendency to ****ume that big events have big causes. It is a type of cognitive bias and plays an important role in people's...
- Proportional control, in engineering and process control, is a type of linear feedback control system in which a correction is applied to the controlled...
- Proportionalism is an ethical theory that lies between consequential theories and deontological theories. Consequential theories, like utilitarianism...
- A proportional tax is a tax imposed so that the tax rate is fixed, with no change as the taxable base amount increases or decreases. The amount of the...
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