Disproportion

Definition of Disproportion

Dis`pro`por´tion
n.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.
v. t.1.To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.
[imp. & p. p. Disproportioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disproportioning.]
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.

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