dis parity

disparity

[dih-spar-i-tee]
noun, plural disparities.
lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference: a disparity in age; disparity in rank.

Origin:
1545–55; < Middle French desparite < Late Latin disparitās; see dis-1, parity1

nondisparity, noun, plural nondisparities.


See difference.
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disparity (dɪˈspærɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  inequality or difference, as in age, rank, wages, etc
2.  dissimilarity
 

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disparity
1550s, from M.Fr. disparité, from L.L. disparitatem "inequality," from L. dis- "not" + L.L. paritas (gen. paritatis) "parity" (see parity). Related: Disparities.
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