from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the state of being unequal; difference
- n. incongruity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; -- followed by between, in, of, as to, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being disparate.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inequality or difference in some respect
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.