disparity [n] difference alterity, discrepancy, disproportion, dissemblance, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, divergency, diverseness, gap, imbalance, imparity, incongruity, inequality, otherness, unevenness, unlikeness, variation; concept 665 —Ant. alikeness, equality, likeness, sameness, similarity

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  • Disparity — and disparities may refer to: in healthcare: Health disparities in finance: Income disparity between females and males. Male–female income disparity in the United States Income gender gap Economic inequality Income inequality metrics… …   Wikipedia

  • Disparity — Dis*par i*ty, n.; pl. {Disparities}. [LL. disparitas, fr. L. dispar unlike, unequal; dis + par equal: cf. F. disparit[ e]. See {Par}, {Peer}.] Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; followed by between, in,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disparity — UK US /dɪˈspærəti/ noun [C or U] (plural disparities) ECONOMICS ► a situation in which two or more things are not equal or similar, especially when this is thought to be unfair: economic/income/pay disparity »Manhattan had the greatest income… …   Financial and business terms

  • disparity — I noun argument, asymmetry, conflict of opinion, contradiction, contradistinction, contraposition, contrast, controversy, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, discrepancy, disequilibrium, disharmony, dissimilitude …   Law dictionary

  • disparity — 1550s, from M.Fr. disparité (16c.), from L.L. disparitatem (nom. disparitas) inequality, from dis not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + paritas parity (see PARITY (Cf. parity)). Related: Disparities …   Etymology dictionary

  • disparity — ► NOUN (pl. disparities) ▪ a great difference …   English terms dictionary

  • disparity — [di spar′ə tē] n. pl. disparities [Fr disparité < ML disparitas < L dispar, unequal: see DIS & PAR1] 1. inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc. 2. unlikeness; incongruity …   English World dictionary

  • disparity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, gross, huge, vast, wide ▪ growing ▪ glaring …   Collocations dictionary

  • disparity — n. 1) a great, wide disparity 2) a disparity between, in * * * [dɪs pærɪtɪ] in wide disparity a great a disparity between …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disparity — /di spar i tee/, n., pl. disparities. lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference: a disparity in age; disparity in rank. [1545 55; < MF desparite < LL disparitas; see DIS 1, PARITY1] Syn. See difference. * * * …   Universalium

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