Disparity meaning

dĭ-spărĭ-tē
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The definition of disparity is a difference.

When you make $100,000 and your neighbor makes $20,000, this is an example of a large disparity in income.

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Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
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Unlikeness; incongruity.
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The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference.
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Unlikeness; incongruity.
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(uncountable) The state of being unequal; difference.
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Origin of disparity

  • French disparité from Old French desparite from Late Latin disparitās Latin dis- dis- Late Latin paritās equality parity1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French disparité.

    From Wiktionary