disparity

noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, enormous, great, gross, huge, vast, wide
growing
glaring, obvious
economic, income, pay

the glaring economic disparities between different groups in our society

ethnic, gender, racial (all AmE)

the issue of gender disparity in the student population

VERB + DISPARITY
address, reduce

America should address the racial disparities in its criminal justice system.

eliminate
increase
explain
reveal, show
PREPOSITION
disparity between

The great disparity between the teams did not make for an entertaining game.

disparity in

the disparity in their salaries

disparity of

a disparity of resources


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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 — [n] difference alterity, discrepancy, disproportion, dissemblance, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, divergency, diverseness, gap, imbalance, imparity, incongruity, inequality, otherness, unevenness, unlikeness, variation;… …   New thesaurus

  • 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 — 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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