Definition of inequality:
- An expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (< or >) between them; as, the inequality 2 < 3, or 4 > 1.
- An irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean motion; the amount of such deviation.
- Disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency; as, the inequality of terrestrial things to the wants of a rational soul.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- difference (part of speech: noun)
- inequality (part of speech: noun)
- "Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold", Matthew Arnold.
Not till the women, as well as the workingmen, gave over the folly of attacking the consequences of economic inequality and attacked the inequality itself, was there any hope for the enfranchisement of either class.- "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
Yet, after all, it is quite possible that the asymmetry in question may have characterized the face of the voluptuous empress; still, it should require something more than a little inequality of feature in a statue not absolutely identified to cause to accept, without a large grain of salt, Juvenal's statement in regard to the wife of Claudius.- "Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain.