Definition of Disproportion

1. Noun. Lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something.

Generic synonyms: Disparity
Antonyms: Proportion



Definition of Disproportion

1. n. Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry; as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.

2. v. t. To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.

Definition of Disproportion

1. Noun. something that is out of proportion; an abnormal or improper ratio; an imbalance ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disproportion

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disproportion

disprivileges
disprivileging
disprize
disprized
disprizes
disprizing
disprofess
disprofit
disprofitable
disproof
disproofs
dispropertied
disproperties
disproperty
dispropertying
disproportion (current term)
disproportionable
disproportionableness
disproportionably
disproportional
disproportionalities
disproportionality
disproportionally
disproportionate
disproportionate dwarfism
disproportionated
disproportionately
disproportionateness
disproportionates
disproportionating

Literary usage of Disproportion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Federal Government in Greece and Italy by Edward Augustus Freeman, John Bagnell Bury (1893)
"Hence again follows the wiping out of ancient landmarks, and the Their singular disproportion in extent and powers between the different singular members of ..."

2. Heredity: A Psychological Study of Its Phenomena, Laws, Causes, and by Théodule Ribot (1898)
"disproportion of effects to causes. 2. Transformations of heredity. IV. If we take up any engine of simple structure, such as a winnowing machine, a plough, ..."

3. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1901)
"Among the Australians also, as we have seen, wars do not cause any disproportion between the sexes. The surplus of males is often due to female infanticide ..."

4. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"disproportion between the intelligence of its elected representatives and the work ... Effects of the law on the urban commune —disproportion between the ..."

5. The Economic Theory of the Location of Railways: An Analysis of the by Arthur Mellen Wellington (1877)
"They also show that this disproportion is subject both to sudden fluctuations and to a gradual and permanent change. A little investigation for any ..."

6. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"disproportion, lack of proportion. (F., - L.) In Shak. Oth. iii. 3. 233. Also as a verb. Temp. v. 290 ; 3 Hen. VI, iii. 2. 160. — OF disproportion ..."

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