Definition of Disparity

1. Noun. Inequality or difference in some respect.

Generic synonyms: Inequality
Specialized synonyms: Far Cry, Gap, Spread, Disconnect, Disconnection, Gulf, Disproportion
Derivative terms: Disparate, Disparate



Definition of Disparity

1. n. Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; -- followed by between, in, of, as to, etc.; as, disparity in, or of, years; a disparity as to color.

Definition of Disparity

1. Noun. the state of being unequal; difference ¹

2. Noun. incongruity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disparity

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Medical Definition of Disparity

1. The condition of being disparate. Origin: L. Dispar, dissimilar (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disparity

disparadised
disparage
disparaged
disparagement
disparagements
disparager
disparagers
disparages
disparaging
disparagingly
disparate
disparately
disparateness
disparatenesses
disparities
disparity (current term)
disparity angle
dispark
disparked
disparking
disparkle
disparkled
disparkles
disparkling
disparks
disparple
dispart
disparted
disparting
disparts

Literary usage of Disparity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This disparity exists between a baptized Christian, whether Catholic or ... Imperfect disparity of worship, or muted religion, might more strictly and aptly ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Abstracts and Examinations of Title to Real Property by George William Warvelle (1921)
"disparity of Dates. A frequent defect in deeds is a disparity of dates, that is, the acknowledgment antedating the execution, etc. This is a minor defect, ..."

3. The Revenge of the Melians: Asymmetric Threats & the Next QDR by Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. (2001)
"The matrix below highlights the fact that the greatest incentive for using asymmetric approaches rises from a real or perceived disparity of interest. ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1857)
"disparity BETWEEN THE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF THE SOUTH. The New Orleans Commercial Bulletin, in order to stir up the people to place the South in the ..."

5. Report of the Federal Trade Commission on the News-print Paper Industry by United States Federal Trade Commission (1917)
"disparity in prices among publishers. The rapid advance in the price of news print during 1916, coupled with the contract system, has resulted in a great ..."

6. Foreign Exchange: Theory and Practice by Thomas York (1920)
"The disparity in the rates is, therefore, one in which the New York rate is above the "parity" of the London rate. Another Example.—Turning now to the other ..."

7. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1903)
"The magnitude of retinal disparity is measured by reference to the ... Hence it follows that the disparity criterion can furnish only relative depth-values. ..."

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