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disproportion

[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-/
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.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make disproportionate.
Origin of disproportion
1545-1555
1545-55; dis-1 + proportion; compare Middle French disproportion
Related forms
disproportionable, adjective
disproportionableness, noun
disproportionably, adverb
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disproportion

/ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃən/
noun
1.
lack of proportion or equality
2.
an instance of disparity or inequality
verb
3.
(transitive) to cause to become exaggerated or unequal
Derived Forms
disproportionable, adjective
disproportionableness, noun
disproportionably, adverb
disproportional, adjective
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disproportion

n.

1550s; see dis- + proportion.

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