American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference: "narrow the economic disparities among regions and industries” ( Courtenay Slater).
- n. Unlikeness; incongruity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being disparate. Inequality in degree, age, rank, condition, or excellence: as, disparity in or of years, age, circumstances, or condition.
- n. Dissimilitude; extreme unlikeness; specifically, a degree of unlikeness so great that it renders comparison impossible.
- n. One of two or more unlike things; a disparate.
- n. Synonyms Dissimilarity, etc. (see difference), disproportion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; -- followed by
between, in, of, as to, etc.
- n. inequality or difference in some respect
- From Middle French disparité. (Wiktionary)
- French disparité, from Old French desparite, from Late Latin disparitās : Latin dis-, dis- + Late Latin paritās, equality; see parity1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'm guessing that the increase in disparity is more because the geezer bands can now charge hundreds of dollars per ticket to boomers reliving their past glory than a shift in attendance patterns.”
“When you compare the two lists of groups -- which you can see after the jump -- the disparity is almost comical.”
“Updated 10: 48: Sen. Cornyn just asked Judge Sotomayor a pointed question about what he calls a disparity between what she has said in speeches and how she has characterized those speeches.”
“Business South Africa is to petition the Constitutional Court on what it describes as a disparity in collective bargaining rights for employers and employees in the final constitution adopted on”
“Either pull the lowest schools up to that level or have the two meet somewhere in the middle, but this disparity is just going to keep breeding bad results.”
“At this point, when US income disparity is high, a tax on the wealthy would allow to balance our federal budget in relatively short order. howard says:”
“To some degree, this disparity is created by the market & any policy proposal should recognize that.”
“What was a 100 to 1 disparity is now "only" an 18 to 1 disparity.”
“Posted at 10: 51 AM in disparity, sadly, it's news, stereotypes | Permalink”
“In fact, the only space that could hold such disparity is the realm of fiction itself, an infinitely elastic space where anything is possible.”
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