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dis′pro·por′tion·al·ly adv.
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(ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃə nl, -ˈpoʊr-)

not in proportion; disproportionate.
dis`pro•por`tion•al′i•ty, dis`pro•por′tion•al•ness, n.
dis`pro•por′tion•al•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.disproportional - out of proportion
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