What does the word disproportion mean?

Usage examples for disproportion

  1. The numerical disproportion between these excluded persons- a very large part of whom will have taken root in the country- and the old citizens will then have become overwhelming, and the claim of the former to enjoy some share in the government will be practically irresistible. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  2. As o'er his charts Columbus ran, Such disproportion he survey'd, He thought he saw in art's mean plan Blunders that Nature never made; The land in one poor corner placed, And all beside, a swelling waste! – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  3. The disproportion is indeed enormous; first there is the Pope, whose mere name still is a host in itself, and that Pope is Pius, who for twenty- four years has had such homage and flatteries heaped upon him as no Pope ever had before, and who is accustomed to shake the Roman Olympus by his nod. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger