how to pronounce disproportion


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disproportion is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of disproportion in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… but the uncommon disproportion between …”

meanings of disproportion


  1. The state of being out of proportion; an abnormal or improper ratio; an imbalance. the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.
  2. Lack of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness.


  1. To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch.

disproportion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word disproportion occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics disproportion can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that disproportion can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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