# Inequality

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**Inequality**— In e*qual i*ty, n.; pl. {Inequalities}. [L. inaequalitas.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being unequal; difference, or lack of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity; as, an inequality in… …2

**inequality**— inequality, social inequality Unequal rewards or opportunities for different individuals within a group or groups within a society. If equality is judged in terms of legal equality, equality of opportunity, or equality of outcome, then inequality …3

**inequality**— UK US /ˌɪnɪˈkwɒləti/ noun [C or U] ECONOMICS ► a situation in which money or opportunities are not shared equally between different groups in society: »Several polls show that one of the biggest issues on people s minds is economic inequality …4

**inequality**— I noun asymmetry, bias, contrast, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discrepance, discrepancy, disparity, disproportion, disproportionateness, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, dissimilitude), dissonance, distinction, divergence,… …5

**inequality**— (n.) early 15c., difference of rank or dignity, from O.Fr. inequalité (14c.) and directly from M.L. inaequalitas, from L. inaequalis unequal, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + aequalis equal (see EQUAL (Cf. equal)) …6

**inequality**— [n] prejudice; lack of balance asperity, bias, contrast, difference, discrimination, disparity, disproportion, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, diversity, imparity, incommensurateness, injustice, irregularity, one sidedness, partisanship,… …7

**inequality**— ► NOUN (pl. inequalities) ▪ lack of equality …8

**inequality**— [in΄ē kwôl′ə tē, in΄ēkwäl′ə tē; in΄ikwâl′ə tē, in΄ikwäl′ə tē] n. pl. inequalities [ME inequalitie < MFr inequalité < L inaequalitas] 1. the quality of being unequal; lack of equality 2. an instance of lack of equality; specif., a) a… …9

**Inequality**— In mathematics, an inequality is a statement about the relative size or order of two objects, or about whether they are the same or not (See also: equality) *The notation a < b means that a is less than b . *The notation a > b means that a is… …10

**inequality**— noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, gross, substantial ▪ the gross social inequalities of the past ▪ Inequalities of income would lead to even greater inequalities in access to health care. ▪ real …11

**inequality */**— UK [ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlətɪ] / US [ˌɪnɪˈkwɑlətɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inequality : singular inequality plural inequalities a situation in which people are not equal because some groups have more opportunities, power, money etc than others …12

**inequality**— noun a) An unfair, not equal, state. The inequality in living standards led to a civil war as the have nots rebelled. b) A statement that of two quantities one is specifically less than (or …13

**Inequality**— (Roget s Thesaurus) >Difference of quantity or degree. < N PARAG:Inequality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inequality inequality Sgm: N 1 disparity disparity imparity Sgm: N 1 odds odds Sgm: N 1 difference difference &c. 15 Sgm: N …14

**inequality**— /in i kwol i tee/, n., pl. 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 …15

**inequality**— in|e|qual|i|ty [ˌınıˈkwɔlıti US ˈkwa: ] n plural inequalities [U and C] an unfair situation, in which some groups in society have more money, opportunities, power etc than others ≠ ↑equality inequality in ▪ There are inequalities in wealth… …16

**inequality**— in|e|qual|i|ty [ ,ını kwaləti ] noun count or uncount * a situation in which people are not equal because some groups have more opportunities, power, money, etc. than others: inequality in: There are great inequalities in health care across the… …17

**inequality**— noun Etymology: Middle English inequalite, from Latin inaequalitat , inaequalitas, from inaequalis unequal, from in + aequalis equal Date: 15th century 1. the quality of being unequal or uneven: as a. lack of evenness b. social disparity c.… …18

**inequality**— [[t]ɪ̱nɪkwɒ̱lɪti[/t]] inequalities N VAR Inequality is the difference in social status, wealth, or opportunity between people or groups. People are concerned about corruption and social inequality... Blacks have been hurt by racial inequalities… …19

**inequality**— /ɪnəˈkwɒləti / (say inuh kwoluhtee) noun (plural inequalities) 1. the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity: inequality of treatment. 2. social disparity: the inequality between the rich and the poor. 3. inadequacy. 4.… …20

**inequality**— n. inequality between * * * [ˌɪnɪ kwɒlɪtɪ] inequalitybetween …