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disproportion


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disproportion 
  n  :  lack  of  proportion;  imbalance  among  the  parts  of  something 
  [ant:  {symmetry}] 




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