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disproportionate

[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-] /ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃə nɪt, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
not proportionate; out of proportion, as in size or number.
Origin
1544-1555
1544-55; dis-1 + proportionate
Related forms
disproportionately, adverb
disproportionateness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disproportionateness

disproportionate

adjective (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənɪt)
1.
out of proportion; unequal
verb (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)
2.
(chem) to undergo or cause to undergo disproportionation
Derived Forms
disproportionately, adverb
disproportionateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disproportionateness

disproportionate

adj.

1550s, from dis- "not" + proportionate. Improportionate in same sense is from late 14c. Related: Disproportionately.

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