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dis·par·i·ty

 (dĭ-spăr′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. dis·par·i·ties
1. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference: "narrow the economic disparities among regions and industries" (Courtenay Slater).
2. Unlikeness; incongruity.

[French disparité, from Old French desparite, from Late Latin disparitās : Latin dis-, dis- + Late Latin paritās, equality; see parity1.]

disparity

(dɪˈspærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. inequality or difference, as in age, rank, wages, etc
2. dissimilarity
Usage: See at discrepancy

dis•par•i•ty

(dɪˈspær ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
lack of similarity or equality; difference.
[1545–55; < Middle French desparite < Late Latin disparitās]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
inequality - lack of equality; "the growing inequality between rich and poor"
far cry - a disappointing disparity; "it was a far cry from what he had expected"
gap, spread - a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
disconnect, disconnection, gulf - an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding); "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends"; "there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"
disproportion - lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something

disparity

disparity

noun
1. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree:
3. A marked lack of correspondence or agreement:
Translations

disparity

[dɪsˈpærɪtɪ] N (= inequality, dissimilarity) → disparidad f

disparity

[dɪˈspærɪti] ndisparité f
disparities in sth [+ wealth, income, age, living standards] → disparité de qch
disparity between sth and sth → disparité entre qch et qch

disparity

nUngleichheit f, → Disparität f (geh)

disparity

[dɪsˈpærɪtɪ] ndisparità f inv
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