# Definitions for **inequality**ˌɪn ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti

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### Princeton's WordNet

inequality(noun)

lack of equality

"the growing inequality between rich and poor"

### Wiktionary

inequality(Noun)

An unfair, not equal, state.

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

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

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

### Webster Dictionary

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

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

Inequality(noun)

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

Inequality(noun)

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

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

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

**Origin:** [L. inaequalitas.]

### Freebase

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.

### British National Corpus

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### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

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**inequality,**the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.It is a wise man who said that there is no greater

**inequality**than the equal treatment of unequals.She focused on education, on immigration, on income

**inequality,**on fairness and several other issues.Capturing the economic benefits will mean addressing gender

**inequality**in society as well as attitudes.The trend towards higher

**inequality**would look weaker…**[inequality]**would have fallen from its 1995 peak.

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# Translations for **inequality**

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- تفاوتArabic
- desigualtatCatalan, Valencian
- nerovnost, nerovniceCzech
- anghydraddoldebWelsh
- ulighedDanish
- Ungleichheit, UngleichungGerman
- ανισότηταGreek
- malegalecoEsperanto
- inecuación, desigualdadSpanish
- epätasa-arvo, erisuuruusFinnish
- inéquation, inégalitéFrench
- desigualdadeGalician
- असमानताHindi
- ójafnaIcelandic
- disuguaglianza, disequazioneItalian
- 不平等, 不等式Japanese
- ketidaksamaanMalay
- ongelijkheidDutch
- nierównośćPolish
- inequação, desigualdadePortuguese
- inegalitate, inecuațieRomanian
- неравенствоRussian
- olikhetSwedish

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