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Definition of inequality:

  1. An expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (< or >) between them; as, the inequality 2 < 3, or 4 > 1.
  2. An irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean motion; the amount of such deviation.
  3. Disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency; as, the inequality of terrestrial things to the wants of a rational soul.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Variableness; changeableness; inconstancy; lack of smoothness or equability; deviation; unsteadiness, as of the weather, feelings, etc.


unlikeness, unevenness, contrariety, dissimilitude, roughness, imbalance, irregularity, cronyism, same, favorite, crookedness, inconsistency, inequity, bias, disagreement, nepotism, injustice, disproportion, disproportionateness, jaggedness, partiality, cruelty, smooth, discrimination, favoritism, straight.

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