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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·pro·por·tion /ˌdɪsprəˈporʃən, ˈpɔr-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dis·pro·por·tion /ˌdɪsprəˈporʃən, ˈpɔr-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pro·por·tion n.
 1. Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry; as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.
 2. Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pro·por·tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disproportioned p. pr. & vb. n. Disproportioning.] To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.
 To shape my legs of an unequal size;
 To disproportion me in every part.   --Shak.
    A degree of strength altogether disproportioned to the extent of its territory.   --Prescott.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
          [ant: symmetry]