Meaning of INEQUALITY in English
/in'i kwol"i tee/ , n. , pl. inequalities .
1. the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity: inequality of size.
2. social disparity: inequality between the rich and the poor.
3. disparity or relative inadequacy in natural endowments: a startling inequality of intellect, talents, and physical stamina.
4. injustice; partiality.
5. unevenness, as of surface.
6. an instance of unevenness.
7. variableness, as of climate.
a. any component part of the departure from uniformity in astronomical phenomena, esp. in orbital motion.
b. the amount of such a departure.
9. Math. a statement that two quantities are unequal, indicated by the symbol = with a diagonal stroke; alternatively, by the symbol , signifying that the quantity preceding the symbol is greater than that following.
[ 1375-1425; late ME inaequalitas. See IN- 3 , EQUALITY ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012