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What is a proportional relation?



A proportional relation is a logical relation that establishes a range of conditional relations that together involve direct or inverse correlation.

Examples (English)
  • The more I talk, the less you listen.
  • As Maine goes, so goes the nation.

    This utterance means that if Maine goes [votes] Republican, the U.S. goes Republican, and if Maine goes Democratic, the U.S. goes Democratic


Longacre 1985 105

  A proportional relation is a kind of

Longacre 1983 105–106


Trail 1973b 18–19

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