Definition of disparity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disparity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪˈspærəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspærəti//
 
[uncountable, countable](pl. disparities)(formal)
 
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a difference, especially one connected with unfair treatment the wide disparity between rich and poor growing regional disparities in economic prosperity Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French disparité, from late Latin disparitas, based on Latin paritas ‘parity’.Extra examples America should address the racial disparities in its criminal justice system. The great disparity between the teams did not make for an entertaining game. a disparity of resources the disparity in their salaries the glaring economic disparities between different groups in our society the issue of gender disparity in the student population The wide disparity between rich and poor was highlighted. There are growing regional disparities in economic prosperity.
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