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The relation between quantities whose ratio is constant.‘sensors emit an electronic signal in direct proportion to the amount of light detected’
- ‘Moreover, the total amount of each type of atom that accumulated at the terminals was found to increase in direct proportion to the quantity of electricity applied.’
- ‘Unfortunately, my social life at present seems to be curving up in direct proportion to the amount of work to be done - the give in the equation coming out of sleeping hours.’
- ‘The levels of ‘ordinary’ crime will always rise in direct proportion to the growth of drug taking and subsequent addiction.’
- ‘And when we have the ability to exercise force it allows us to leverage our power in direct proportion to the moral disapprobation of the rest of the world.’
- ‘New investigations of well-known sources continue to yield insight into the works they transmit in direct proportion to the imagination and erudition of the investigators.’
- ‘Big business has prospered in direct proportion to the constant erosion of living standards.’
- ‘Boxing (though I find it wholly distasteful) can offer true TV drama though the chances of a memorable bout seem to have gone down in direct ratio to the greed of the promoters.’
- ‘Finally, take action and remember: The power of the action you take is in direct proportion to how powerful you feel as an individual.’
- ‘The only beneficiaries of all this could be divorce lawyers as a certain survey conducted has shown that increase in family squabbles and number of divorce cases are in direct proportion to the rise in temperature.’
- ‘Sadly, one has to observe that our personal standards and an acceptance of what is right and wrong seem to have declined in direct proportion to our levels of prosperity.’
- ‘The really interesting thing is that this prejudice is in direct ratio to proximity.’
- ‘If social justice is distribution of common wealth in direct proportion to the population of various communities, perhaps Communalism is a better alternative to usher in a just society.’
- ‘There are myriad examples of American hype as well - the quality and quantity of saccharine and nostalgia in direct proportion to the evil or self-interest being undertaken.’
- ‘The risk of damage climbs very rapidly in direct proportion to the weight of the bird.’
- ‘These are variable costs because they increase in direct proportion to the volume of service.’
- ‘These 800 members have not been elected in direct proportion to the general population of 3.2 million eligible voters.’
- ‘‘The amount of energy the forecasters expend is not in direct proportion to their achievement,’ he said.’
- ‘These clusters of new mutant alleles reduce the cost of natural selection in direct proportion to the relative size of the cluster.’
- ‘Or as Newton put it, two objects exert a gravitational force on one another that is in direct proportion to their masses and in inverse proportion to the square of their distance.’
- ‘The mainstream denominations have stagnated or declined in direct proportion to the extent to which they have gotten less interested in faith and more interested in politics.’
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