Meaning of “disproportionate” in the English Dictionary

"disproportionate" in British English

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disproportionateadjective

uk /ˌdɪs.prəˈpɔː.ʃən.ət/ us /ˌdɪs.prəˈpɔːr.ʃən.ət/
disproportion
noun [ U ] uk /ˌdɪs.prəˈpɔː.ʃən/ us /ˌdɪs.prəˈpɔːr.ʃən/ formal
disproportionately
adverb uk /ˌdɪs.prəˈpɔː.ʃən.ət.li/ us /ˌdɪs.prəˈpɔːr.ʃən.ət.li/

(Definition of “disproportionate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disproportionate" in American English

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disproportionateadjective

us /ˌdɪs·prəˈpɔr·ʃə·nət/

too great or too small when compared to something else:

The sheer size of the company gave it disproportionate influence in dealing with the Pentagon and Congress.
disproportionately
adverb us /ˌdɪs·prəˈpɔr·ʃə·nət·li/

Unemployment in Iowa is disproportionately high.

(Definition of “disproportionate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)