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in·e·qual·i·ty

inequality

 
pronunciation:
In i kwa lih ti
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
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.
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)inequality continued, cultural, decreasing, economic, existing, extreme, fundamental, global, gross, growing, increased, increasing, inherited, marked, massive, overall, perceived, persistent, racial, radical, regional, relative, savage, severe, sexual, social, socio-economic, socioeconomic, stark, structural, structured, vast, widening, widespread  [See all][See only the most frequent]
verb + (n.)inequality accentuate, address, alleviate, argue, challenge, characterize, combat, compensate, confront, contribute, correct, document, eliminate, exacerbate, generate, highlight, imply, legitimize, lessen, offset, overcome, perpetuate, rectify, redress, reduce, reinforce, reproduce, rise, root, solve, tolerate  [See all][See only the most frequent]
(n.)inequality + verb arise, decrease, diminish, exist, increase, justify, persist, stem, sustain, widen, worsen
noun + (n.)inequality Help acceptance, capitalism, class, coercion, consumption, context, corruption, decrease, degree, differentiation, discourse, dominance, domination, equality, equation, extent, gender, growth, ideology, income, increase, index, legacy, level, oppression, origin, pattern, persistence, poverty, racism, reduction, relation, repression, rise, segregation, status, stratification, structure, subordination, tension, trend, triangle, wage  [See all][See only the most frequent]
Word Parts  About this feature
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.