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inequality

noun in·equal·i·ty \ˌi-ni-ˈkwä-lə-tē\

: an unfair situation in which some people have more rights or better opportunities than other people

Full Definition of INEQUALITY

1
:  the quality of being unequal or uneven: as
a :  lack of evenness
b :  social disparity
c :  disparity of distribution or opportunity
d :  the condition of being variable :  changeableness
2
:  an instance of being unequal
3
:  a formal statement of inequality between two quantities usually separated by a sign of inequality (as <, >, or ≠ signifying respectively is less than, is greater than, or is not equal to)
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Examples of INEQUALITY

  1. They discussed the problem of inequality between students.
  2. He accused the company of inequality in its hiring practices.
  3. He has proposed a new system designed to remove inequalities in health care.

Origin of INEQUALITY

Middle English inequalite, from Latin inaequalitat-, inaequalitas, from inaequalis unequal, from in- + aequalis equal
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with INEQUALITY

INEQUALITY Defined for Kids

inequality

noun in·equal·i·ty \ˌi-ni-ˈkwä-lə-tē\
plural in·equal·i·ties

Definition of INEQUALITY for Kids

:  the quality of being unequal or uneven :  lack of equality <The laws are aimed to end educational inequality.>

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