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disproportion Explained

disproportion at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] formal a situation in which two or more things are not equal in amount, level etc// --a dangerous disproportion between production and consumption//

disproportion at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "disproportion":
ambiguity, ambivalence, anamorphism, anamorphosis, antinomy,
asymmetry, buckle, contortion, contrariety, crookedness,
derangement, detorsion, deviation, difference, disarrangement,
disarray, disarticulation, discomfiture, discomposure,
disconcertedness, disequilibrium, disharmony, dishevelment,
disintegration, disjunction, disorder, disorderliness,
disorganization, disparity, disproportionateness, disruption,
dissimilarity, distortion, disturbance, entropy, equivocality,
gnarl, haphazardness, heresy, heterodoxy, heterogeneity, imbalance,
imparity, inadequacy, incoherence, incommensurability,
incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance,
indiscriminateness, inequality, inequity, inharmonious harmony,
injustice, insufficiency, irreconcilability, irregularity, knot,
lopsidedness, most admired disorder, nonconformability,
nonconformity, nonsymmetry, nonuniformity, odds, overbalance,
oxymoron, paradox, perturbation, promiscuity, promiscuousness,
quirk, randomness, screw, self-contradiction, shortcoming, torsion,
tortuosity, turbulence, turn, twist, unbalance, unconformability,
unconformity, unevenness, unfair discrimination, unorthodoxy,
unsymmetry, ununiformity, upset, warp, wrench, wrest, wring

disproportion at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disagreement): disagreement, discord, discordance, dissonance, dissidence, discrepancy, lack of conformity, incongruity, misalliance, dissension, conflict, opposition, bickering, clashing, misunderstanding, argument, quarrel, wrangle, disparity, mismatch, disproportion, dissimilitude, inequality, disproportionateness, variance, divergence, repugnance, unfitness, inaptitude, impropriety, inapplicability, inconsistency, irrelevancy, intrusion, interference, inappropriateness.

[ADJ] (Disagreement): {Quarrelsome}: disagreeing, discordant, at variance, at war, hostile, antagonistic, repugnant, incompatible, irreconcilable, inconsistent with, exceptional, intrusive, incongruous, disproportionate, inharmonious, inconsonant, divergent, repugnant to.

disproportion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U, C] ~ (between A and B) (written) the state of two things not being at an equally high or low level; an example of this:
the disproportion between the extra responsibilities and the small salary increase * a profession with a high disproportion of male to female employees

disproportion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U, C] ~ (between A and B) (written) the state of two things not being at an equally high or low level; an example of this:
the disproportion between the extra responsibilities and the small salary increase * a profession with a high disproportion of male to female employees

Disproportion at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Disproportion \Dis`pro*por"tion\, n. [Pref. dis- + proportion:
cf. F. disproportion.]
1. 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. Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an
end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the
disproportion of strength or means to an object.

Disproportion \Dis`pro*por"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Disproportioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disproportioning}.]
To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end;
to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.

To shape my legs of an unequal size; To disproportion
me in every part. --Shak.

A degree of strength altogether disproportioned to the
extent of its territory. --Prescott.

disproportion at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

disproportion
n : lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
[ant: {symmetry}]

disproportion at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: prefix » dis|proportion

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪspɹəˈpɔː(ɹ)ʃən/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • something that is out of proportion; an abnormal or improper ratio; an imbalance

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch.
    1. : To shape my legs of an unequal size; / To disproportion me in every part. — Shakespeare.
    2. : A degree of strength altogether disproportioned to the extent of its territory. — Prescott.


    Translation: ar » disproportion
    Translation: et » disproportion
    Translation: es » disproportion
    Translation: fa » disproportion
    Translation: fr » disproportion
    Translation: io » disproportion
    Translation: mg » disproportion
    Translation: my » disproportion
    Translation: pl » disproportion
    Translation: ru » disproportion
    Translation: sv » disproportion
    Translation: ta » disproportion
    Translation: te » disproportion
    Translation: vi » disproportion
    Translation: zh » disproportion