# inequality

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## in·e·qual·i·ty

(ĭn′ĭ-kwŏl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·e·qual·i·ties
1.
a. The condition of being unequal.
b. An instance of being unequal.
2.
a. Lack of equality, as of opportunity, treatment, or status.
b. Social or economic disparity: the growing inequality between rich and poor.
3. Lack of smoothness or regularity; unevenness.
4. Variability; changeability.
5. Mathematics An algebraic relation showing that a quantity is greater than or less than another quantity.
6. Astronomy A deviation from uniformity in the apparent motion of a celestial body.

## inequality

(ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ)
n, 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. (Mathematics) maths
a. a statement indicating that the value of one quantity or expression is not equal to another, as in xy
b. a relationship between real numbers involving inequality: x may be greater than y, denoted by x>y, or less than y, denoted by x<y
6. (Astronomy) astronomy a departure from uniform orbital motion

## in•e•qual•i•ty

(ˌɪn ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity.
2. injustice; partiality.
3. unevenness, as of surface.
4. an instance of unevenness.
5. variableness, as of climate.
6.
a. any component part of the departure from uniformity in astronomical phenomena, esp. in orbital motion.
b. the amount of such a departure.
7. 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.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 inequality - lack of equality; "the growing inequality between rich and poor"difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"nonequivalence - not interchangeabledisparity - inequality or difference in some respectunevenness - the quality of being unbalancedequality - the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

## inequality

noun disparity, prejudice, difference, bias, diversity, irregularity, unevenness, lack of balance, disproportion, imparity, preferentiality corruption and social inequality
Quotations
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" [George Orwell Animal Farm]
"Whatever may be the general endeavor of a community to render its members equal and alike, the personal pride of individuals will always seek to rise above the line, and to form somewhere an inequality to their own advantage" [Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America]

## inequality

noun
1. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree:
2. Lack of smoothness or regularity:
Translations
لا مُساواه، تَفاوُت
nerovnost
ulighed
epätasa-arvo
ójöfnuîur
nelygybė
nevienlīdzība
olikhet
eşitsizlik

## inequality

[ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ] N
inequality of wealth/between nations

[ˌɪniˈkwɒlɪti] n

## inequality

n (= lack of equality)Ungleichheit f; (= instance of inequality)Unterschied m; great inequalities in wealth plin der Verteilung von Reichtum; inequality of opportunityChancenungleichheit f; inequality of opportunity in educationUngleichheit f

## inequality

[ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ] n (gen) → (Math) → disuguaglianza

## inequality

(iniˈkwoləti) noun
(a case of) the existence of differences in size, value etc between two or more objects etc. There is bound to be inequality between a manager's salary and a workman's wages.
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It also addresses the topic of power inequalities based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.

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