pro|por´tion|ate|ness

pro|por´tion|ate|ness
pro|por|tion|ate «adjective. pruh PR shuh niht, -POHR-; verb. pruh PR shuh nayt, -POHR-», adjective, verb, -at|ed, -at|ing.
–adj.
in the proper proportion; proportioned; proportional: »

The money obtained by the fair was really not proportionate to the effort we put into it.

–v.t.
to make proportionate; proportion.
[< Latin prōportiōnātus < prōportiō; see etym. under proportion (Cf.proportion)]
pro|por´tion|ate|ness, noun.

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  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro|por|tion|ate — «adjective. pruh PR shuh niht, POHR ; verb. pruh PR shuh nayt, POHR », adjective, verb, at|ed, at|ing. –adj. in the proper proportion; proportioned; proportional: »The money obtained by the fair was really not proportionate to the effort we put… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro|por|tion|ate|ly — «pruh PR shuh niht lee, POHR », adverb. in proportion: »The money the boys earned was divided proportionately to the time each worked …   Useful english dictionary

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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

  • o´ver|pro|por´tion|ate|ly — o|ver|pro|por|tion|ate «OH vuhr pruh PAWR shuh niht, POHR », adjective. in excess of the true or proper proportion; disproportionate. –o´ver|pro|por´tion|ate|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • o|ver|pro|por|tion|ate — «OH vuhr pruh PAWR shuh niht, POHR », adjective. in excess of the true or proper proportion; disproportionate. –o´ver|pro|por´tion|ate|ly, adverb …   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

  • un|pro|por|tion|ate — «UHN pruh PR shuh niht», adjective. not proportionate; disproportionate …   Useful english dictionary

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