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inequality

in·e·qual·i·ty

inequality

pronunciation:
In i kwa lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: inequalities
definition 1: the condition of being unequal, esp. in natural endowments or social or economic status.
antonyms:
equality
definition 2: unevenness, as of a rough or irregular surface.
definition 3: an instance of being uneven or unequal.
definition 4: variability, as of climate or character.
definition 5: a mathematical expression or statement that two quantities are unequal.
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The word inequality contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.