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disparity Line breaks: dis|par¦ity
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsparɪti/

Definition of disparity in English:

noun (plural disparities)

A great difference: economic disparities between different regions of the country [mass noun]: the arrangements could lead to disparity of treatment between companies
More example sentences
  • The disparity in fees between different schools can be overwhelming.
  • His shots do help demonstrate the disparity between different films.
  • Income and standards of living disparities in different regions of the country have become a growing problem.


Mid 16th century: from French disparité, from late Latin disparitas, based on Latin paritas 'parity'.

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