rough parity

Definition of rough parity


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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  marked by inequalities, ridges, or projections on the surface :  coarse

    :  covered with or made up of coarse and often shaggy hair — compare smooth, wirehaired

    :  having a broken, uneven, or bumpy surface

  1. :  roughly

    :  without usual conveniences

    :  without proper shelter

  1. :  uneven ground covered with high grass, brush, and stones

    :  such ground bordering a golf fairway

    :  the rugged or disagreeable side or aspect

  1. :  roughen

    :  to subject to abuse :  manhandle, beat

    :  to subject to unnecessary and intentional violence in a sport

  1. :  the quality or state of being equal or equivalent

    :  equivalence of a commodity price expressed in one currency to its price expressed in another

    :  equality of purchasing power established by law between different kinds of money at a given ratio

  1. :  the state or fact of having borne offspring

    :  the number of children previously borne

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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