dis´pro|por´tion|ate|ness

dis´pro|por´tion|ate|ness
dis|pro|por|tion|ate (adjective. DIHS pruh PR shuh niht, -POHR-; verb. DIHS pruh PR shuh nayt, -POHR-», adjective verb, -at|ed, -at|ing.
–adj.
out of relation in size, number, or other factor (to something else); not in proper proportion: »

A penny would be disproportionate pay for a day's work.

SYNONYM(S): disproportionable.
–v.i.
Chemistry. to undergo disproportionation.
dis´pro|por´tion|ate|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dis|pro|por|tion|ate — (adjective. DIHS pruh PR shuh niht, POHR ; verb. DIHS pruh PR shuh nayt, POHR », adjective verb, at|ed, at|ing. –adj. out of relation in size, number, or other factor (to something else); not in proper proportion: »A penny would be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|pro|por|tion|ate|ly — «DIHS pruh PR shuh niht lee, POHR », adverb. in a disproportionate degree; inadequately or excessively: »Our public authorities and public minded citizens, whenever they embark upon a civic project, surround it with open spaces that are… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dis´pro|por´tion|a|ble|ness — dis|pro|por|tion|a|ble «DIHS pruh PR shuh nuh buhl, POHR », adjective. = disproportionate. (Cf. ↑disproportionate) –dis´pro|por´tion|a|ble|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|pro|por|tion|a|ble — «DIHS pruh PR shuh nuh buhl, POHR », adjective. = disproportionate. (Cf. ↑disproportionate) –dis´pro|por´tion|a|ble|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|pro|por|tion|a|tion — «DIHS pruh PR shuh NAY shuhn, POHR », noun. Chemistry. the formation of two dissimilar molecules or substances from a single parent molecule or substance …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|pro|por|tion|a|bly — «DIHS pruh PR shuh nuh blee, POHR», adverb. = disproportionally. (Cf. ↑disproportionally) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|pro|por|tion|al|ly — «DIHS pruh PR shuh nuh lee, POHR », adverb. without proportion; unequally …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|pro|por|tion|al — «DIHS pruh PR shuh nuhl, POHR », adjective. not in proportion; disproportionate …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|pro|por|tion — «DIHS pruh PR shuhn, POHR », noun, verb. –n. 1. the lack of proper proportion; lack of symmetry: »This personal approach breathes life into the account but also leads to disproportion in treatment (Scientific America). 2. something out of… …   Useful english dictionary

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