imparity

noun

im·​par·​i·​ty (ˌ)im-ˈper-ə-tē How to pronounce imparity (audio)
-ˈpa-rə-
plural imparities

Examples of imparity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For nearly two decades, enrollment of women at the University of Tokyo has hovered around 20 percent, an imparity that extends across many top colleges. Motoko Rich, New York Times, 8 Dec. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Late Latin imparitas, from Latin impar unequal, from in- + par equal

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imparity was in 1563

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“Imparity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imparity. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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