from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Injustice; unfairness.
- n. An instance of injustice or unfairness: discerned some inequities in the criminal justice system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lack of justice; injustice.
- n. An unjust act; a disservice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of equity; injustice; wrong.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of equity or abstract justice; disagreement with equitable principles; injustice; also, an unjust action or proceeding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
The popular press calls it envy; Dr. Range prefers the term inequity aversion.
I remember from my old Organizational Psychology that while money isn't a motivator, "inequity" is a demotivator.
1 We use the term inequity in preference to inequality, following the definitions articulated by Whitehead.
Fixing inequity is a prerequisite for constructing a healthy and just economy.
Less inequity is perceived because stock options are generally available.
The inequity is in MediCARE payments; not Medicaid.
Which means that the real inequity is even WORSE than what I said.
This inequity is especially apparent in courses where the only way to find the correct answer is to call a lawyer, like your mother or father, which I experienced in Civil Procedure last spring.
She attacks both the National Academy of Science report, Beyond Bias and Barriers: Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, and and Wenneras and Wold's study that showed gender bias in peer review, and comes to the conclusion that trying to eliminate gender inequity is an anti-intellectual conspiracy that is actually dangerous to the American way of life:
Nobody now argues that apparent evidence of persistent racial inequity is really attributable to sickle-cells rather than discrimination.