over proportion


[v. oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuhn, -pohr-; n. oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuhn, -pohr-]
verb (used with object)
to make or measure in excess of the correct, normal, or desired proportion.
the excessiveness of something in relation to another or to what is considered correct, desirable, or normal; inequity or imbalance: the overproportion of insurance to income.

1635–45; over- + proportion

overproportionate, adjective
overproportionately, adverb
overproportioned, adjective
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