disproportion


1dis·pro·por·tion

noun \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

transitive verb

Definition of DISPROPORTION

:  to make out of proportion :  mismatch

First Known Use of DISPROPORTION

1593

dis·pro·por·tion

noun \ˌdis-prə-ˈpōr-shən, -ˈpr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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