from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Absence of proportion, symmetry, or proper relation: the disproportion between the gravity of geopolitical events and the time available to deal with them.
- n. An instance of a disproportionate relation.
- transitive v. To make disproportionate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. something that is out of proportion; an abnormal or improper ratio; an imbalance
- v. To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry
- n. Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity.
- transitive v. To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of proportion of one thing to another, or between the parts of the same thing; lack of symmetry; absence of conformity or due relation in size, number, quantity, etc.: as, the disproportion of a man's arms to his body, or of means to an end; the disproportion between supply and demand.
- n. Disproportion, some say, is the cause of the keenest misery in the world: for instance, the disproportion between the powers, capacities, and aspirations of man and his circumstances—especially as regards his physical wants.
- To make unsuitable in dimensions or quantity; mismatch; join unfitly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
dis- + proportion (Wiktionary)