Proportional fairness

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Proportional fairness may refer to:

  • Proportional division - a division of a resource among n partners such that each partner receives a part worth for him at least 1/n of the whole.
  • Proportionally fair - a compromise-based scheduling algorithm, based upon maintaining a balance between two competing interests: Trying to maximize total throughput while allowing all users at least a minimal level of service.
  • Proportional representation in electoral systems.