from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being disproportional
- n. The extent to which something is disproportional
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being disproportional.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being disproportional.
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All the time spent talking about bias and neutrality and disproportionality is a distraction in my view, and most likely an intentional one.
If it isn’t, your claim of disproportionality is false.
Brett Drake, a researcher at Washington University, used his time in Austin Hall to drive home just how prevalent the National Incidence Study was in the debate over disproportionality, that is until January of 2010, when NIS-4 was released.
Marvin Hier: The world-wide protests against Israel's ground incursion into Gaza are so full of hatred that they leave me with the terrible feeling that these protests have little to do with the so-called disproportionality of the Israeli response to Hamas rockets, or the resulting civilian casualties.
As to the notion of disproportionality - it's basic to just war theory traditionally understood.
As a commenter on Totten's blog post states, the idea of disproportionality refers to using excessive means to achieve the stated goal.
The world-wide protests against Israel's ground incursion into Gaza are so full of hatred that they leave me with the terrible feeling that these protests have little to do with the so-called disproportionality of the Israeli response to Hamas rockets, or the resulting civilian casualties.
Those who listen to it and continue to accuse Israel of "disproportionality" over Cast Lead should read the article by Kim Sengupta in The Independent, 16 April 2009.
I know he was shouting about how killing one's own defenseless civilians constitutes "disproportionality" or Crimes against Humanity ..
The false flag of 'disproportionality' is hoisted only by those who find it 'disproportionate' that Israel should ever defend itself against the Palestinians by military means at all.