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disproportion

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

Definition of disproportion

  1. :  lack of proportion, symmetry, or proper relation :  disparity; also :  an instance of such disparity

disproportional

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Examples of disproportion in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of disproportion

1555


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disproportion

verb dis·pro·por·tion

Definition of disproportion

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make out of proportion :  mismatch

First Known Use of disproportion

1593


DISPROPORTION Defined for English Language Learners

disproportion

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Definition of disproportion for English Language Learners

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


DISPROPORTION Defined for Kids

disproportion

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

Definition of disproportion for Students

  1. :  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

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

Medical Definition of disproportion

  1. :  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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