disproportionate

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disproportionate

[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-]
adjective
not proportionate; out of proportion, as in size or number.

Origin:
1544–55; dis-1 + proportionate

disproportionately, adverb
disproportionateness, noun
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disproportionate
 
adj
1.  out of proportion; unequal
 
vb
2.  chem to undergo or cause to undergo disproportionation
 
dispro'portionately
 
adv
 
dispro'portionateness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

disproportionate
1550s, from dis- "not" + proportionate (see proportion). Related: Disproportionately.
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Example sentences
Scholars have long noted the disproportionate number of minority students in
  special education.
Community colleges face disproportionate cuts in state budgets.
Such preferences leave a disproportionate number of smaller animals and plants
  to reproduce.
You're likely to get a disproportionate amount of conversation on areas that
  aren't as vital.
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