1. not proportionate; out of proportion, as in size or number.

adjective (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənɪt)

  1. out of proportion; unequal

verb (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)

  1. chem to undergo or cause to undergo disproportionation

1550s, from dis- “not” + proportionate. Improportionate in same sense is from late 14c. Related: Disproportionately.

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