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disproportion

 [dis″pro-por´shun]
a lack of the proper relationship between two elements or factors.
cephalopelvic disproportion abnormally large size of the fetal skull in relation to the maternal pelvis, leading to difficulties in delivery.

dis·pro·por·tion

(dis'prō-pōr'shŭn),
Lack of proportion or symmetry.

dis·pro·por·tion

(dis'prŏ-pōr'shŭn)
Lack of proportion or symmetry.
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High shipping costs disproportionally impact small business sellers, consumer sellers, and entrepreneurs who cannot take advantage of scale or their own logistics network.
Cloaked as just an "extension of state's interest and dividends tax", this new tax would be a major change to the New Hampshire tax structure and would disproportionally affect people that work in the investment and financial industries.
'Other major hurdles include lack of sufficient political will and familiarity with procedural requirements, secrecy, different evidentiary standards, differences in legal procedures, and delays in responding to mutual legal assistance requests,' she added.The ambassador also argued that capacity constraints and lack of resources to prevent and counter illicit flow of finances was also disproportionally affecting the developing countries.
Ambassador Lodhi also argued that capacity constraints and lack of resources to prevent and counter illicit flow of finances was also disproportionally affecting the developing countries.
Developing countries are disproportionally affected by the negative consequences of illicit financial flows, Ambassador Lodhi said, pointing to their lack of capacity and resources to prevent and counter these flows.
First came the dissolution of the French empire; second, was the emergence of a more robust Catholic left in France; third was the rise of a vocal and determined French African political and cultural elite, which was disproportionally Catholic; and four was the brewing tension within the Catholic Church itself.
With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict and migrants.
In homes and homesteads where clean drinking water is not immediately accessible, the responsibility for water collection usually falls disproportionally on women and girls.
"No one is above the law, and no one should be treated differently or disproportionally," Judge Steven O'Neill said when handing down Cosby's sentence.
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According to Rutgers, it is the first study to look at the risk factors and prevalence for hypertensive emergencies, or drastic increases in blood pressure, in diabetic African-Americans, a population disproportionally affected by complications of high blood pressure.
It is the first study to look at the risk factors and prevalence for hypertensive emergencies -- or drastic increases in blood pressure -- in diabetic African-Americans, a population disproportionally affected by complications of high blood pressure.