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Meaning of DISPARITY

Pronunciation:  di'sparitee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

      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;

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