Inequality meaning

ĭnĭ-kwŏlĭ-tē
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The definition of inequality is a difference in size, amount, quality, social position or other factor.

An example of inequality is when you have ten of something and someone else has none.

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A deviation from uniformity in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
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The quality of being unequal; lack of equality.
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An algebraic relation showing that a quantity is greater than or less than another quantity.
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(mathematics) A statement that of two quantities one is specifically less than (greater than) another. Symbol: < or ≤ or > or ≥, as appropriate.

The inequality x is less than y, together with that y<z, allows us to deduce the inequality x<z.

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Lack of smoothness or regularity; unevenness.
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Variability; changeability.
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An instance of lack of equality.
  • A difference or variation in size, amount, rank, quality, social position, etc.
  • An unevenness in surface; lack of levelness.
  • A lack of proper proportion; unequal distribution.
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The relation between two unequal quantities, or an expression of this relationship: Ex.: a ≠ b (a is not equal to b), 3a > 2b (3a is greater than 2b)
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An unfair, not equal, state.

The inequality in living standards led to a civil war as the have nots rebelled.

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Origin of inequality

  • From Old French inequalité, from Medieval Latin inaequalitas, from inaequalis (“unequal”), from in- (“not”) + aequalis (“equal”).

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