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dis·pro·por·tion

 (dĭs′prə-pôr′shən)
n.
1. Absence of proportion, symmetry, or proper relation: the disproportion between the gravity of geopolitical events and the time available to deal with them.
2. An instance of a disproportionate relation.
tr.v. dis·pro·por·tioned, dis·pro·por·tion·ing, dis·pro·por·tions
To make disproportionate.

disproportion

(ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃən)
n
1. lack of proportion or equality
2. an instance of disparity or inequality
vb
(tr) to cause to become exaggerated or unequal
ˌdisproˈportionable adj
ˌdisproˈportionableness n
ˌdisproˈportionably adv
ˌdisproˈportional adj

dis•pro•por•tion

(ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.
2. something out of proportion.
v.t.
3. to make disproportionate.
[1545–55]

disproportion


Past participle: disproportioned
Gerund: disproportioning

Imperative
disproportion
disproportion
Present
I disproportion
you disproportion
he/she/it disproportions
we disproportion
you disproportion
they disproportion
Preterite
I disproportioned
you disproportioned
he/she/it disproportioned
we disproportioned
you disproportioned
they disproportioned
Present Continuous
I am disproportioning
you are disproportioning
he/she/it is disproportioning
we are disproportioning
you are disproportioning
they are disproportioning
Present Perfect
I have disproportioned
you have disproportioned
he/she/it has disproportioned
we have disproportioned
you have disproportioned
they have disproportioned
Past Continuous
I was disproportioning
you were disproportioning
he/she/it was disproportioning
we were disproportioning
you were disproportioning
they were disproportioning
Past Perfect
I had disproportioned
you had disproportioned
he/she/it had disproportioned
we had disproportioned
you had disproportioned
they had disproportioned
Future
I will disproportion
you will disproportion
he/she/it will disproportion
we will disproportion
you will disproportion
they will disproportion
Future Perfect
I will have disproportioned
you will have disproportioned
he/she/it will have disproportioned
we will have disproportioned
you will have disproportioned
they will have disproportioned
Future Continuous
I will be disproportioning
you will be disproportioning
he/she/it will be disproportioning
we will be disproportioning
you will be disproportioning
they will be disproportioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disproportioning
you have been disproportioning
he/she/it has been disproportioning
we have been disproportioning
you have been disproportioning
they have been disproportioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disproportioning
you will have been disproportioning
he/she/it will have been disproportioning
we will have been disproportioning
you will have been disproportioning
they will have been disproportioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disproportioning
you had been disproportioning
he/she/it had been disproportioning
we had been disproportioning
you had been disproportioning
they had been disproportioning
Conditional
I would disproportion
you would disproportion
he/she/it would disproportion
we would disproportion
you would disproportion
they would disproportion
Past Conditional
I would have disproportioned
you would have disproportioned
he/she/it would have disproportioned
we would have disproportioned
you would have disproportioned
they would have disproportioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disproportion - lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
symmetry, proportion - balance among the parts of something

disproportion

disproportion

noun
The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree:
Translations

disproportion

[ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃən] Ndesproporción f

disproportion

[ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃən] ndisproportion f
disproportion between sth and sth → disproportion entre qch et qch

disproportion

disproportion

[ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃn] nsproporzione f

dis·pro·por·tion

n. desproporción; desproporcionamiento.
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