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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:
Noun1.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 interchangeable
disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
unevenness - the quality of being unbalanced
equality - 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] Ndesigualdad f
inequality of wealth/between nationsla desigualdad en el reparto de la riqueza/entre naciones

inequality

[ˌɪniˈkwɒlɪti] ninégalité f

inequality

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

inequality

[ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ] n (gen) → ineguaglianza, disuguaglianza (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.
References in classic literature ?
If Europe ever becomes a grand council of free nations,--as I trust in God it will,--if, there, serfdom, and all unjust and oppressive social inequalities, are done away; and if they, as France and England have done, acknowledge our position,--then, in the great congress of nations, we will make our appeal, and present the cause of our enslaved and suffering race; and it cannot be that free, enlightened America will not then desire to wipe from her escutcheon that bar sinister which disgraces her among nations, and is as truly a curse to her as to the enslaved.
If inequalities should arise in some States from duties on particular objects, these will, in all probability, be counterbalanced by proportional inequalities in other States, from the duties on other objects.
It proved, incontrovertibly, the disastrous effects of machinery and division of labour; the concentration of capital and land in a few hands; overproduction and crises; it pointed out the inevitable ruin of the petty bourgeois and peasant, the misery of the proletariat, the anarchy in production, the crying inequalities in the distribution of wealth, the industrial war of extermination between nations, the dissolution of old moral bonds, of the old family relations, of the old nationalities.
Now and again we passed a leiter-wagon--the ordinary peasants's cart--with its long, snakelike vertebra, calculated to suit the inequalities of the road.
But before the balloons, save for spasmodic jumping and the inequalities of the surface, man had no freedom of vertical movement.
It seemed, however, to Edmond, who was hidden from his comrades by the inequalities of the ground, that at sixty paces from the harbor the marks ceased; nor did they terminate at any grotto.
I mounted now the hill in shade; there were pebbles, inequalities, briars in my path, but my eyes were fixed on the crimson peak above; my imagination was with the refulgent firmament beyond, and I thought nothing of the stones turning under my feet, or of the thorns scratching my face and hands.
of ground, the surface of which was broken by frequent inequalities, and thickly strewn with projecting masses of rocks, whose summits were often hidden from view by the drooping foliage of the luxurious vegetation.
Added to these were the inequalities of a natural surface, and the constant recurrence of enormous and slippery roots that were laid bare by the removal of the light soil, together with stumps of trees, to make a passage not only difficult but dangerous.
There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences.
The rigorous winters and sultry summers, and all the capricious inequalities of temperature prevalent on the Atlantic side of the mountains, are but little felt on their western declivities.
It was a female figure, in what appeared to be a foreign dress; the gown being laced over the bosom, and opening in front so as to disclose a skirt or petticoat, the folds and inequalities of which were admirably represented in the oaken substance.