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disproportion

[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-]
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noun
  1. lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.: architectural disproportions.
  2. something out of proportion: the disproportions of an awkward body.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make disproportionate.
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Origin of disproportion

1545–55; dis-1 + proportion; compare Middle French disproportion
Related formsdis·pro·por·tion·a·ble, adjectivedis·pro·por·tion·a·ble·ness, noundis·pro·por·tion·a·bly, adverb
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disproportion

noun
  1. lack of proportion or equality
  2. an instance of disparity or inequality
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verb
  1. (tr) to cause to become exaggerated or unequal
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Derived Formsdisproportionable, adjectivedisproportionableness, noundisproportionably, adverbdisproportional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for disproportioned

disproportion

n.

1550s; see dis- + proportion.

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