inequity

noun in·eq·ui·ty \ (ˌ)i-ˈne-kwə-tē \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018
2 : an instance of injustice or unfairness

Examples of inequity in a Sentence

  1. the inequities in wages paid to men and women

  2. the inequity of the punishment led many people to believe that the defendant was being punished for his political beliefs

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First Known Use of inequity

1556

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INEQUITY Defined for English Language Learners

inequity

  • : lack of fairness : unfair treatment

  • : something that is unfair


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inequity

noun in·eq·ui·ty \ in-ˈe-kwə-tē \
plural inequities
: injustice; also : an instance of injustice

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