inequality

  • 1Inequality — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2inequality — 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 …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 3inequality — 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 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4inequality — I noun asymmetry, bias, contrast, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discrepance, discrepancy, disparity, disproportion, disproportionateness, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, dissimilitude), dissonance, distinction, divergence,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5inequality — (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)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6inequality — [n] prejudice; lack of balance asperity, bias, contrast, difference, discrimination, disparity, disproportion, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, diversity, imparity, incommensurateness, injustice, irregularity, one sidedness, partisanship,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7inequality — ► NOUN (pl. inequalities) ▪ lack of equality …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8inequality — [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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9Inequality — 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&#8230; …

    Wikipedia

  • 10inequality — 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 …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11inequality */ — 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 …

    English dictionary

  • 12inequality — 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 …

    Wiktionary

  • 13Inequality — (Roget s Thesaurus) &GT;Difference of quantity or degree. &LT; N PARAG:Inequality &GT;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 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14inequality — /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 …

    Universalium

  • 15inequality — 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&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16inequality — 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&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17inequality — 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.&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18inequality — [[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&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 19inequality — /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.&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20inequality — n. inequality between * * * [ˌɪnɪ kwɒlɪtɪ] inequalitybetween …

    Combinatory dictionary