Definition of disproportion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

disproportion

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](formal)
 
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the state of two things not being at an equally high or low level; an example of this disproportion (between A and B) the disproportion between the extra responsibilities and the small salary increase disproportion (of A to B) a profession with a high disproportion of male to female employees Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from dis- (expressing absence) + proportion, on the pattern of French disproportion.
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