Mismatch vs Disproportion - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between mismatch and disproportion

is that mismatch is to match unsuitably; to fail to match while disproportion is to make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch.

As nouns the difference between mismatch and disproportion

is that mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable while disproportion is the state of being out of proportion; an abnormal or improper ratio; an imbalance.

mismatch

English

Etymology 1

Verb

(es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
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    disproportion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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
  • Lack of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness.
  • the disproportion of strength or means to an object

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch.
  • To shape my legs of an unequal size; / To disproportion me in every part. — Shakespeare.
    A degree of strength altogether disproportioned to the extent of its territory. — Prescott.