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disparity

[dih-spar-i-tee] /dɪˈspær ɪ ti/
noun, plural disparities.
1.
lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference:
a disparity in age; disparity in rank.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Middle French desparite < Late Latin disparitās; see dis-1, parity1
Related forms
nondisparity, noun, plural nondisparities.
Synonyms
See difference.
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British Dictionary definitions for dis parity

disparity

/dɪˈspærɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
inequality or difference, as in age, rank, wages, etc
2.
dissimilarity
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Word Origin and History for dis parity

disparity

n.

1550s, from Middle French disparité (16c.), from Late Latin disparitatem (nominative disparitas) "inequality," from dis- "not" (see dis-) + paritas "parity" (see parity). Related: Disparities.

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