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## inequality

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### nouninequalities

1Difference in size, degree, circumstances, etc.; lack of equality.

*‘social inequality’**‘the widening inequalities in income’**‘The free market program implemented by successive governments has widened social inequality to an unprecedented degree.’**‘Our results indicate that cross-country differences in income inequality alone does not explain for much of the variations in child labour worldwide.’**‘The underlying cause of growing discontent is the enormous degree of social inequality that has resulted from the introduction of capitalism in the former Soviet Union.’**‘In other words, the widening gap between pension provision in the public and private sector will not just lead to widening social inequality, it will also become a block to Scotland's economy growth.’**‘Perhaps most important, inequality in the distribution of income and wealth means inequality in political and social power.’**‘If you compare a violent society with a relatively peaceful one, the single biggest difference is income inequality.’**‘The Gini coefficient ranges from 0 to 1 and measures the degree of income inequality.’**‘Hostility to the existing political setup is being exacerbated by growing unemployment lines and widening social inequality.’**‘More generally, of course, economic inequality undermines social cohesion.’**‘She has a particular interest in exploring differing approaches to collectivism and working class resistance to social inequality.’**‘Under New Labour, not only has inequality of income increased, social mobility has actually decreased.’**‘On the contrary, under conditions of growing social inequality, the population at large is seen in a generally hostile manner, as a potential threat to his wealth and privileges.’**‘Democracy shows an independent positive association with health, which remains after adjustment for a country's wealth, its level of inequality, and the size of its public sector.’**‘The authoritarian government of the past exploited inequality among different ethnic groups, suppressing native languages and cultures.’**‘Too many hours for some, combined with too few hours for others, can further polarize income inequality, as has occurred in Canada.’**‘In addition, the country is fraught with numerous divisions upon which demagogues can flourish under circumstances of want and inequality.’**‘Gender inequality shapes different experiences of poverty and impacts on women and men's ability to move out of poverty.’**‘However the selection is performed, there will always be a difference or inequality between professional groups.’**‘In particular we need to focus on ways of building a mutuality of respect across the boundaries of inequality and difference.’**‘Never for a moment did they realize that the existing structure of society is the breeding ground of inequality, hatred and cruelty.’*

View synonyms**imbalance**, inequity, unevenness, disproportion, inconsistency, variation, variability- 1.1archaic Lack of smoothness or regularity in a surface.
*‘the inequality of the ground hindered their footing’* - 1.2Mathematics The relation between two expressions that are not equal, employing a sign such as ≠ “not equal to,” > “greater than,” or < “less than.”.
- 1.3Mathematics A symbolic expression of the fact that two quantities are not equal.
*‘His early work was on number theory and he wrote on Diophantine inequalities and the geometry of numbers.’**‘He studied inequalities and geometry and measure theory, particularly working in this area with Besicovitch.’**‘In fact he is remembered for Farkas theorem which is used in linear programming and also for his work on linear inequalities.’**‘He also studied infinite series, the gamma function and inequalities for convex functions.’**‘He showed that Bell's inequalities were violated and so the quantum interpretation held rather than the classical one.’*

**Origin**

Late Middle English from Old French inequalite, or from Latin inaequalitas, from in- ‘not’ + aequalis (see equal).

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