rough parity

noun

formal
: something close to equality
Currently, there is rough parity in the number of students entering and graduating from the school system.

Examples of rough parity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contrast that with the four remaining plans that all aim for rough parity between the parties. Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel, 29 Jan. 2024 Of course, Beijing’s nuclear balance of power with Washington is significantly different from that of Moscow during the Cold War, when the United States and the Soviet Union achieved a rough parity in forces. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Foreign Affairs, 12 Dec. 2023 For one thing, requiring that other powers have rough parity with the leading state is a strange way to define or count poles. Joshua Shifrinson, Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2023

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“Rough parity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20parity. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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