# Dictionary Definition

appropriately adv : in an appropriate manner; "he
was appropriately dressed" [syn: suitably, fittingly, befittingly, fitly] [ant: inappropriately,
inappropriately]

# User Contributed Dictionary

# 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

appropriately in French:
Propre