Definition for DIS-PRO-POR'TION

DIS-PRO-POR'TION, n. [dis and proportion.]

  1. Want of proportion of one thing to another, or between the parts of a thing; want of symmetry. We speak of the disproportion of a man's arms to his body; of the disproportion of the length of an edifice to its highth.
  2. Want of proper quantity, according to rules prescribed; as, the disproportion of the ingredients in a compound.
  3. Want of suitableness or adequacy; disparity; inequality; unsuitableness; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object.

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