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

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### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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

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

injustice; partiality.

unevenness, as of surface.

an instance of unevenness.

variableness, as of climate.

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

**Category:**Astronomya 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

inequality(noun)

lack of equality

"the growing inequality between rich and poor"

### Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

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

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

### 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

Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'inequality' in Nouns Frequency: #2356

# Translations for **inequality**

### 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.

- ongelykheidAfrikaans
- لا مُساواه، تَفاوُتArabic
- неравенствоBulgarian
- desigualdadePortuguese (BR)
- nerovnostCzech
- die UngleichheitGerman
- ulighedDanish
- ανισότηταGreek
- desigualdadSpanish
- ebavõrdsusEstonian
- تفاوت؛ نابرابریFarsi
- eriarvoisuusFinnish
- inégalitéFrench
- אִי-שִוויוֹןHebrew
- असमानता, विषमताHindi
- nejednakostCroatian
- egyenlőtlenségHungarian
- tidak samaIndonesian
- ójöfnuðurIcelandic
- ineguaglianza, disuguaglianzaItalian
- 不平等Japanese
- 불평등, 불균형Korean
- nelygybėLithuanian
- nevienlīdzībaLatvian
- ketidaksamaanMalay
- ongelijkheidDutch
- ulikhetNorwegian
- nierównośćPolish
- تفاوت؛ نابرابریPersian
- توپیرPashto
- desigualdadePortuguese
- inegalitateRomanian
- несоответствиеRussian
- nerovnosťSlovak
- neenakostSlovenian
- nejednakostSerbian
- olikhet, skillnadSwedish
- ความไม่เสมอภาคThai
- eşitsizlikTurkish
- 不平等Chinese (Trad.)
- різниця; відмінністьUkrainian
- عدم مساواتUrdu
- sự không công bằngVietnamese
- 不平等Chinese (Simp.)

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