inequality

(redirected from inequalities)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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 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.
At this moment I can recap to my mind their slender shafts, and the graceful inequalities of their bark, on which my eye was accustomed to dwell day after day in the midst of my solitary musings.
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.
To make it worse, the light of the sky was obscured and snow began to fall--a raw, moist, melting, clinging snow, slippery under foot, that hid from him the landscape he traversed, and that covered over the inequalities of the ground so that the way of his feet was more difficult and painful.
Only by supporting the creation of human capital from an early age can we ensure that inequalities in one generation aren't passed on to the next.
It describes key conceptual and policy perspectives on issues of fairness, inequality, and social justice; the nature of inequalities in wider society, with a focus on those in areas like income and health; child poverty and how it is understood and measured in industrialized nations; educational inequalities as they apply to schools and students, including student outcomes, accountability, choice, and diversity; how students experience social justice inside and outside the classroom, particularly those with special educational needs and disabilities; and inequality in post-compulsory education and training.
Estimates based on micro data of PSLM (2015-16), show that the Gini coefficient of earning inequalities in Pakistan is 0.474, which is too high 2.
Although studies such as Alesina et al's acknowledge that horizontal inequalities are not fixed endowments, they effectively treat them as such over considerable periods.
Pulido-Constantino said there is an apparent failure to meet the expectation under Sustainable Development Goal 10, which is focused on reducing inequalities.
NNA - The World Social Science Report, "Challenging Inequalities - Pathways to a Just World" warns that unchecked inequalities could jeopardize the sustainability of economies, societies and communities, undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
To contend with inequalities in the Pakistani context, well-designed policies focusing on broadening the coverage of social spending are needed.