: a formal statement of inequality between two quantities usually separated by a sign of inequality (such as <, >, or ≠ signifying respectively is less than, is greater than, or is not equal to)
They discussed the problem of inequality between students. He accused the company of inequality in its hiring practices. He has proposed a new system designed to remove inequalities in health care.
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Middle English inequalite, from Latin inaequalitat-, inaequalitas, from inaequalis unequal, from in- + aequalis equal
ADJECTIVE | VERB + INEQUALITY | INEQUALITY + VERB | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤great, gross, substantial巨大的不平等；嚴重的不平等◇the gross social inequalities of the past 過去嚴重的社會不平等◇Inequalities of income would lead to even greater inequalities in access to health care. 收入的不均衡會導致醫療保健服務更加不平等。➤real真正的不平等▸➤growing, increased, increasing, rising日益加劇的不平衡；愈加嚴重的不平等▸➤global, regional全球性的／地區性的不平衡▸➤class, economic, educational, racial, social, socio-economic, structural階級間的／經濟上的／教育上的／種族間的／社會的／社會經濟的／結構性的不平等➤gender, sex, sexual性別間的不平等◇efforts to address class and gender inequalities and to rebalance power 解決階級、性別不平等並調整權力平衡的努力➤income, pay, wage (especially BrE) 收入／薪酬／工資不平等VERB + INEQUALITY➤cause, create, lead to引起不平衡；造成不平等◇The introduction of tuition fees would create inequality between universities. 開始收取學費將會造成各大學之間的不平衡。➤maintain, perpetuate維持不平等狀態；使不平等長存◇Some believe that education perpetuates inequality. 有些人認為教育使不平等現象長期存在。➤reinforce加劇不平等◇The law merely serves to reinforce social inequalities. 法律不過是用來強化社會不平等的工具。➤increase加大不平等▸➤reduce縮小不平等▸➤remove消除不平等◇They can build a more harmonious society once inequality and exploitation are removed. 一旦消除了不平等和剝削，他們就能建成一個更加和諧的社會。➤address, redress解決／糾正不平等◇The country has had some success in redressing racial inequalities. 該國在糾正種族不平等方面取得了一些成功。INEQUALITY + VERB➤exist不平等現象存在◇inequalities that exist in wealth and income 財富和收入方面存在的不均衡➤arise from sth, be based on sth不平等源自⋯／基於⋯◇inequalities based on racism and social class 基於種族主義和社會階級的不平等➤persist, remain不平等持續／仍然存在◇Even in the age of compulsory school, inequalities in education have remained. 即使在義務教育時代，教育不平等依然存在。➤increase不平等加劇▸➤decline不平等程度降低PREPOSITION➤inequality between⋯之間的不平等◇economic inequality between men and women 男女之間經濟上的不平等➤inequality in⋯方面的不平等◇gender inequality in education 教育方面的男女不平等PHRASES➤inequalities of power, wealth, etc.權力、財富等的不均▸➤a pattern of inequality (especially BrE) 不平等的模式