Definition of disproportionate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃənət//
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disproportionate (to something) too large or too small when compared with something else The area contains a disproportionate number of young middle-class families. compare proportionate Word Originmid 16th cent.: from dis- (expressing absence) + proportionate, on the pattern of French disproportionné.
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