noun (plural inequalities)[mass noun]
- 1Difference in size, degree, circumstances, etc.; lack of equality: social inequality [count noun]: the widening inequalities in incomeMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2 [count noun] Mathematics A symbolic expression of the fact that two quantities are not equal.More example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from Old French inequalite, or from Latin inaequalitas, from in- 'not' + aequalis (see equal).