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[verb oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-; noun oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-]
verb (used with object)
  1. to make or measure in excess of the correct, normal, or desired proportion.
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  1. the excessiveness of something in relation to another or to what is considered correct, desirable, or normal; inequity or imbalance: the overproportion of insurance to income.
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Origin of overproportion

First recorded in 1635–45; over- + proportion
Related formso·ver·pro·por·tion·ate, adjectiveo·ver·pro·por·tion·ate·ly, adverbo·ver·pro·por·tioned, adjective
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