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Proportionality (disambiguation)

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The word proportionality may have one of a number of meanings:

  • In mathematics, proportionality is a mathematical relation between two quantities.
  • In law and politics, proportionality is a maxim in some theories of governance and a principle underpinning the constitution of the European Union.
  • In politics, proportional representation is a democratic electoral system.
  • In art, body proportions are the study of relation of human body parts to each other and the whole, essential for depiction of human figure.
  • In typography, a proportional font is a font whose glyphs are displayed using varying widths.
  • In the Just war theory, proportionality is one of the conditions.

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