# Dictionary Definition

appropriateness

### Noun

1 appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
[syn: rightness] [ant:
inappropriateness]

2 the quality of being specially suitable [ant:
inappropriateness]

# User Contributed Dictionary

#### Translations

the quality or condition of being appropriate

- Finnish: soveliaisuus, soveltuvuus

# Extensive Definition

Proper may refer to:

- Proper (liturgy), the part of a Christian liturgy that is specific to the date within the Liturgical Year
- Proper frame, such system of reference in which object is stationary (non moving), sometimes also called a co-moving frame
- Proper, in heraldry, means depicted in natural colors
- Proper or appropriate conduct

In mathematics:

- Proper map, in topology , a property of continuous function between topological spaces, if inverse images of compact subsets are compact
- Proper morphism, in algebraic geometry, an analogue of a proper map for algebraic varieties
- Proper transfer function, a transfer function in control theory in which the degree of the numerator does not exceed the degree of the denominator
- It is also used to indicate a subspace or a subset is strictly smaller than its parent—see "strict"

## See also

appropriateness in French: Propre

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

account, advantage, aid, allotment, allowance, applicability, appositeness, appropriation, aptness, assistance, expediency, fitness, grant, grant-in-aid, help, meetness, order, propriety, relevance, rightness, service, serviceability, stipend, subsidy, subvention, suitability, suitableness, use, usefulness, utility