Meaning of INEQUALITY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌi-ni-ˈkwä-lə-tē ]


Etymology: Middle English inequalite, from Latin inaequalitat-, inaequalitas, from inaequalis unequal, from in- + aequalis equal

Date: 15th century

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 usually separated by a sign of inequality (as , or ≠ signifying respectively is less than, is greater than, or is not equal to )

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.