Definitions for INEQUALITYˌɪn ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•e•qual•i•tyˌɪn ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity.

  2. injustice; partiality.

  3. unevenness, as of surface.

  4. an instance of unevenness.

  5. variableness, as of climate.

  6. any component part of the departure from uniformity in astronomical phenomena, esp. in orbital motion. the amount of such a departure.

    Category: Astronomy

  7. a statement that two quantities are unequal, indicated by the symbol ≠; alternatively, by the symbol < , signifying that the quantity preceding the symbol is less than that following, or by the symbol >, signifying that the quantity preceding the symbol is greater than that following.

    Category: Math

Origin of inequality:

1375–1425; late ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inequality(noun)

    lack of equality

    "the growing inequality between rich and poor"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inequality(noun)ˌɪn ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti

    an unfair difference giving an advantage to some and not to others

    economic/social inequality; gender inequalities in schools

Wiktionary

  1. inequality(Noun)

    An unfair, not equal, state.

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

  2. inequality(Noun)

    A statement that of two quantities one is specifically less than (or greater than) another. Symbol: < or u2264 or > or u2265, as appropriate.

    The inequality x is less than y, together with that y

  3. Origin: From inégalité, from inaequalitas, from inaequalis, "unequal," from in- "not" + aequalis "equal"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inequality(noun)

    the quality of being unequal; difference, or want of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity; as, an inequality in size, stature, numbers, power, distances, motions, rank, property, etc

  2. Inequality(noun)

    unevenness; want of levelness; the alternate rising and falling of a surface; as, the inequalities of the surface of the earth, or of a marble slab, etc

  3. Inequality(noun)

    variableness; changeableness; inconstancy; lack of smoothness or equability; deviation; unsteadiness, as of the weather, feelings, etc

  4. Inequality(noun)

    disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency; as, the inequality of terrestrial things to the wants of a rational soul

  5. Inequality(noun)

    an expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (< or >) between them; as, the inequality 2 < 3, or 4 > 1

  6. Inequality(noun)

    an irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean motion; the amount of such deviation

Freebase

  1. Inequality

    In mathematics, an inequality is a relation that holds between two values when they are different. ⁕The notation a ≠ b means that a is not equal to b. It does not say that one is greater than the other, or even that they can be compared in size. If the values in question are elements of an ordered set, such as the integers or the real numbers, they can be compared in size. ⁕The notation a < b means that a is less than b. ⁕The notation a > b means that a is greater than b. In either case, a is not equal to b. These relations are known as strict inequalities. The notation a < b may also be read as "a is strictly lesser than b". In contrast to strict inequalities, there are two types of inequality relations that are not strict: ⁕The notation a ≤ b means that a is less than or equal to b. ⁕The notation a ≥ b means that a is greater than or equal to b An additional use of the notation is to show that one quantity is much greater than another, normally by several orders of magnitude. ⁕The notation a ≪ b means that a is much less than b.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

inequality(noun)

(a case of) the existence of differences in size, value etc between two or more objects etc

There is bound to be inequality between a manager's salary and a workman's wages.

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