Disparity

  • 1Disparity — and disparities may refer to: in healthcare: Health disparities in finance: Income disparity between females and males. Male–female income disparity in the United States Income gender gap Economic inequality Income inequality metrics… …

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  • 2Disparity — Dis*par i*ty, n.; pl. {Disparities}. [LL. disparitas, fr. L. dispar unlike, unequal; dis + par equal: cf. F. disparit[ e]. See {Par}, {Peer}.] Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; followed by between, in,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3disparity — UK US /dɪˈspærəti/ noun [C or U] (plural disparities) ECONOMICS ► a situation in which two or more things are not equal or similar, especially when this is thought to be unfair: economic/income/pay disparity »Manhattan had the greatest income… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4disparity — I noun argument, asymmetry, conflict of opinion, contradiction, contradistinction, contraposition, contrast, controversy, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, discrepancy, disequilibrium, disharmony, dissimilitude …

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  • 5disparity — 1550s, from M.Fr. disparité (16c.), from L.L. disparitatem (nom. disparitas) inequality, from dis not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + paritas parity (see PARITY (Cf. parity)). Related: Disparities …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6disparity — [n] difference alterity, discrepancy, disproportion, dissemblance, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, divergency, diverseness, gap, imbalance, imparity, incongruity, inequality, otherness, unevenness, unlikeness, variation;… …

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  • 7disparity — ► NOUN (pl. disparities) ▪ a great difference …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8disparity — [di spar′ə tē] n. pl. disparities [Fr disparité < ML disparitas < L dispar, unequal: see DIS & PAR1] 1. inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc. 2. unlikeness; incongruity …

    English World dictionary

  • 9disparity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, gross, huge, vast, wide ▪ growing ▪ glaring …

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  • 10disparity — n. 1) a great, wide disparity 2) a disparity between, in * * * [dɪs pærɪtɪ] in wide disparity a great a disparity between …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11disparity — /di spar i tee/, n., pl. disparities. lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference: a disparity in age; disparity in rank. [1545 55; < MF desparite < LL disparitas; see DIS 1, PARITY1] Syn. See difference. * * * …

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  • 12disparity — di|spar|i|ty [dıˈspærıti] n plural disparities [U and C] formal a difference between two or more things, especially an unfair one →↑parity disparity in/between ▪ We are still seeing a disparity between the rates of pay for men and women …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13disparity — dis|par|i|ty [ dı sperəti ] noun singular or uncount FORMAL a difference between things: disparity in: There is still a disparity in salaries among people doing the same job …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14disparity — [[t]dɪ̱spæ̱rɪti[/t]] disparities N VAR: oft N between/in pl n If there is a disparity between two or more things, there is a noticeable difference between them. [FORMAL] ...the economic disparities between East and West Berlin. ...the great&#8230; …

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  • 15disparity — UK [dɪˈspærətɪ] / US [dɪˈsperətɪ] noun [singular/uncountable] formal a difference between things disparity in: There is still a disparity in salaries among people doing the same job …

    English dictionary

  • 16disparity — /dɪsˈpærəti/ (say dis paruhtee) noun (plural disparities) lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference: a disparity in age; the disparity of wealth between nations …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 17disparity — The condition of being disparate. [L. dispar, dissimilar] fixation d. the amount of heterophoria possible with fusion present. retinal d. the slight difference in retinal images that arises because of the lateral …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18disparity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. inequality, unbalance. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. inequality, difference, incongruity; see difference 2 , variation 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [dis PAIR uh tee] a gap or&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19disparity — noun (C, U) formal a difference between two or more things, especially an unfair one (+ in/between): We are still seeing a disparity between the rates of pay for men and women. see also: parity …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20disparity — noun a disparity between their stories Syn: discrepancy, inconsistency, imbalance; variance, variation, divergence, gap, gulf; difference, dissimilarity, contrast Ant: similarity …

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