overproportion
transitive verb Date: 1642 to make disproportionately large

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Overproportion — O ver*pro*por tion, v. t. To make of too great proportion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overproportion — overproportionate, adj. overproportionately, adv. overproportioned, adj. v. /oh veuhr preuh pawr sheuhn, pohr /; n. /oh veuhr preuh pawr sheuhn, pohr /, v.t. 1. to make or measure in excess of the correct, normal, or desired proportion. n. 2. the …   Universalium

  • overproportion — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: over (I) + proportion : to make of too great proportion : make disproportionately large II. noun : proportion in excess of the norm * * * overproportionate, adj. overproportionately …   Useful english dictionary

  • overproportion — verb To give something excessive proportions …   Wiktionary

  • overproportion — n. surplus in proportion to; state of being disproportionate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overproportion — o ver•pro•por′tion v. t …   From formal English to slang

  • overproportion — /oʊvəprəˈpɔʃən/ (say ohvuhpruh pawshuhn) noun excess of one thing in relation to another …   Australian English dictionary

  • overproportionate — See overproportion. * * * …   Universalium

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