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dis·pro·por·tion / ˌdisprəˈpôrshən/ • n. an instance of being out of proportion with something else: there is a disproportion between the scale of expenditure and any benefit that could possibly result. DERIVATIVES: dis·pro·por·tion·al / -shənl/ adj. dis·pro·por·tion·al·i·ty / -ˌpôrshəˈnalitē/ n. dis·pro·por·tion·al·ly / -shənl-ē/ adv.

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disproportion, disproportionate XVI. DIS- 6, 7 (after F. disproportion, disproportionné).