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1disproportion

noun dis·pro·por·tion \ˌdis-prə-ˈpr-shən\

: a difference that is not fair, reasonable, or expected

Full Definition of DISPROPORTION

:  lack of proportion, symmetry, or proper relation :  disparity; also :  an instance of such disparity
dis·pro·por·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of DISPROPORTION

  1. His salary is in disproportion to what people who have similar jobs earn.

First Known Use of DISPROPORTION

1555

Rhymes with DISPROPORTION

2disproportion

verb

Definition of DISPROPORTION

transitive verb
:  to make out of proportion :  mismatch

First Known Use of DISPROPORTION

1593
DISPROPORTION Defined for Kids

disproportion

noun dis·pro·por·tion \ˌdis-prə-ˈpr-shən\

Definition of DISPROPORTION for Kids

:  a marked difference in the size, number, or amount of something as compared to another thing <There is a disproportion of boys to girls in the class.>
Medical Dictionary

disproportion

noun dis·pro·por·tion \ˌdis-prə-ˈpōr-shən, -ˈpr-\

Medical Definition of DISPROPORTION

:  absence of symmetry or the proper dimensional relationship <a disproportion between the large head and the average-size body>—see cephalopelvic disproportion

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