Meaning of INEQUALITY in English


[in.equal.i.ty] n [ME inequalite, fr. MF inequalite, fr. L inaequalitat-, inaequalitas, fr. inaequalis unequal, fr. in- + aequalis equal] (15c) 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 usu. separated by a sign of inequality (as one expressing is less than, is greater than, or is not equal to)

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