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Meaning of DISPARITY

Pronunciation:  di'sparitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inequality or difference in some respect
 

DISPARITY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: disproportion, far cry, gap, gulf, inequality, spread

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*par"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Disparities}. [LL.
disparitas, fr. L. dispar unlike, unequal; dis- + par equal:
cf. F. disparit['e]. See {Par}, {Peer}.]
Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or
excellence; dissimilitude; -- followed by between, in, of, as
to, etc.; as, disparity in, or of, years; a disparity as to
color.

      The disparity between God and his intelligent
      creatures.                               --I. Taylor.

      The disparity of numbers was not such as ought to cause
      any uneasiness.                          --Macaulay.

Syn: Inequality; unlikeness; dissimilitude; disproportion;
     difference.

 
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