Dis`pro*por"tion (?), n. [Pref. dis- + proportion: cf. F. disproportion.]


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.


Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object.


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Dis`pro*por"tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disproportioned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disproportioning.]

To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.

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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