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pertaining to the relationship between two quantities when a fractional variation of one is always accompanied by the same fractional change in the other.


In medical ethics, commensurate, that is, acceptably balanced between the risk for harm and the likelihood of benefit.


values expressed as a proportion of the total number of values in a series.

proportional dwarf
the patient is a miniature without disproportionate reductions or enlargements of body parts.
proportional morbidity
a percentage estimate of the morbidity of a disease in a group. See also proportional morbidity.
proportional mortality
the mortality rate due to a specific disease in a group expressed as a proportion of all of the causes of death in the group. See also mortality rate.

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Q. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight.. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight, and it makes me to take less water and there by increasing my thirst, which in turn stresses my body a lot, what can I do to reduce this problem…..?

A. Your body has a way of compensating when it is lacking something. When you are dehydrated, your body will retain fluids, hence the excess water.
drink plenty of water daily and you will find that you will lose this puffiness as your body adjusts to getting what it needs.

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has incorporated similar or identical language to the relevant provisions of AP I into its military manuals, including those pertaining to the principles of distinction and proportionality.
The problems begin with the rigid bifurcation of definition and justification on which proportionality analysis is premised.
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The principle of proportionality was first recognized in Canadian constitutional law in R.
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Today, the proposed bill seems to be meeting the promises of the president of the republic and the minister of the interior, regarding the adoption of a law based on proportionality.
Feghali said the main loser from the proportionality system is the Future Movement followed by Jumblatt.
Proportionality Requirements Under International Humanitarian Law

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