Definitions for "Proportionality"
When determining whether the State's action was in pursuit of a legitimate aim, regard must be had as to whether the action of the State was necessary in a democratic society. Using a 'sledge hammer to crack a nut' is not allowed.
A European Community principle, which states that the action taken must be proportionate to the objective it is intended to achieve.
Also known as proportionability. A necessary condition for waging war under the Just War Theory and international law which require that the use of military force be in proportion to the desired objective in order to limit destruction of life and property. Commonly violated by analogy in the war on prenatal children whose destruction is all out of proportion to the objectives usually being sought.
the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
Comparing properties in terms of some measure(s) such as dimensions and dollar value. Alternately, percentage relationship of a specific part of property to the whole property.
Proportionalities are directed relations between two quantities. They propagate the effects of a process, i.e. they set the derivative of the target quantity depending on the derivative of the source quantity. For this reason, they are also referred to as indirect influences. Like influences, proportionalities are either positive or negative. A proportionality P+(Q2, Q1) causes Q2 to increase if Q1 increases, decrease if Q1 decreases, and remain stable if Q1 remains stable (given that there are no other causal influences on Q2). For a proportionality P- this is just the opposite.
A condition in a factorial analysis of variance where a certain proportionality exists among sample sizes.
Keywords:  fact, character, quality
The quality, character, or fact of being proportional.
The state of being in proportion.