Inequality



[in-i-kwol-i-tee] /ˌɪn ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti/

noun, plural inequalities.
1.
the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity:
inequality of size.
2.
social disparity:
inequality between the rich and the poor.
3.
disparity or relative inadequacy in natural endowments:
a startling inequality of intellect, talents, and physical stamina.
4.
injustice; partiality.
5.
unevenness, as of surface.
6.
an instance of unevenness.
7.
variableness, as of climate.
8.
Astronomy.

9.
Mathematics. a statement that two quantities are unequal, indicated by the symbol ≠; alternatively, by the symbol <, signifying that the quantity preceding the symbol is less than that following, or by the symbol >, signifying that the quantity preceding the symbol is greater than that following.
/ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being unequal; disparity
2.
an instance of disparity
3.
lack of smoothness or regularity
4.
social or economic disparity
5.
(maths)

6.
(astronomy) a departure from uniform orbital motion
n.

early 15c., “difference of rank or dignity,” from Old French inequalité (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin inaequalitas, from Latin inaequalis “unequal,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + aequalis “equal” (see equal).

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