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**inequality**__UK____US__/ˌɪnɪˈkwɒləti/__noun__[__C__or__U__]__ECONOMICS__**►**a situation in which money or opportunities are not shared equally between different groups in society: »Several polls show that one of the biggest issues on people's minds is

.*economic inequality*

*Financial and business terms.
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**Inequality**— In e*qual i*ty, n.; pl. {Inequalities}. [L. inaequalitas.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being unequal; difference, or lack of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity; as, an inequality in… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**inequality**— inequality, social inequality Unequal rewards or opportunities for different individuals within a group or groups within a society. If equality is judged in terms of legal equality, equality of opportunity, or equality of outcome, then inequality … Dictionary of sociology**inequality**— I noun asymmetry, bias, contrast, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discrepance, discrepancy, disparity, disproportion, disproportionateness, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, dissimilitude), dissonance, distinction, divergence,… … Law dictionary**inequality**— (n.) early 15c., difference of rank or dignity, from O.Fr. inequalité (14c.) and directly from M.L. inaequalitas, from L. inaequalis unequal, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + aequalis equal (see EQUAL (Cf. equal)) … Etymology dictionary**inequality**— [n] prejudice; lack of balance asperity, bias, contrast, difference, discrimination, disparity, disproportion, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, diversity, imparity, incommensurateness, injustice, irregularity, one sidedness, partisanship,… … New thesaurus**inequality**— ► NOUN (pl. inequalities) ▪ lack of equality … English terms dictionary**inequality**— [in΄ē kwôl′ə tē, in΄ēkwäl′ə tē; in΄ikwâl′ə tē, in΄ikwäl′ə tē] n. pl. inequalities [ME inequalitie < MFr inequalité < L inaequalitas] 1. the quality of being unequal; lack of equality 2. an instance of lack of equality; specif., a) a… … English World dictionary**Inequality**— In mathematics, an inequality is a statement about the relative size or order of two objects, or about whether they are the same or not (See also: equality) *The notation a < b means that a is less than b . *The notation a > b means that a is… … Wikipedia**inequality**— noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, gross, substantial ▪ the gross social inequalities of the past ▪ Inequalities of income would lead to even greater inequalities in access to health care. ▪ real … Collocations dictionary**inequality */**— UK [ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlətɪ] / US [ˌɪnɪˈkwɑlətɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inequality : singular inequality plural inequalities a situation in which people are not equal because some groups have more opportunities, power, money etc than others … English dictionary