• WordNet 3.6
    • n inequity injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inequity Lack of equity or abstract justice; disagreement with equitable principles; injustice; also, an unjust action or proceeding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inequity lack of equity: an unjust action
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  • Aristotle
    “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.”
  • Martin Luther
    “An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.”
  • Henry P. Fairchild
    Henry P. Fairchild
    “No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.”
  • Elizabeth Wilson
    Elizabeth Wilson
    “Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict.”
  • Francis Picabia
    “Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.”


In literature:

For first place among the explanations must be assigned to the inequality in the then distribution of wealth.
"Supply and Demand" by Hubert D. Henderson
Local privileges and inequalities were as intolerable as personal.
"The Theory of Social Revolutions" by Brooks Adams
The first was, that cruel usage occasioned the inequality of births and deaths among the slaves.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
This campaign, considering the inequality of forces, is regarded by Alison as one of the most glorious in the annals of war.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
What can be more absurd, although bold and striking, than Rousseau's essay on the "Origin of Human Inequalities"!
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
The arrangement was founded on a correct estimate of the intellectual inequality of mankind.
"The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, A Dialogue, Etc." by Arthur Schopenhauer
Such precedents, never objected to and proceeding from such sources, afford a decisive answer to the imputation of inequality or injustice.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
They are not equal, but the inequality only increases the clamour of the poor among the ghosts.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
The apology for Crabbe's lengthiness might almost be extended to the singular inequalities of his verse.
"Crabbe, (George)" by Alfred Ainger
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
There is in this country a monstrous inequality of law and right.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
There is in this country a monstrous inequality of law and right.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Who knew when he fled wildly away from the pomp and inequalities he hated?
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
And why are the crowns, and the crosses, So wondrous inequally classed?
"Debris" by Madge Morris
Should it ever take place, it would remedy any inequalities which might grow out of the assumption.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5)" by John Marshall
There is one inequality, however, which it will not do to neglect.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
Colbert yielded, overcome by the inequality of the struggle.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Inequality of suffering does not result from inequality of condition.
"Reincarnation" by Th. Pascal
Make every man equal to-day, and the old inequalities will reappear to-morrow.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
A great inequality existed in the Counties of England.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison

In news:

New poverty figures and a new Apple gadget provide a visible symbol of growing inequality.
We Are the 99.5%: The Real Inequality Jump Is in the Top Half- Percentile .
Before the Great Recession, I would sometimes give public lectures in which I would talk about rising inequality, making the point that the concentration of income at the top had reached levels not seen since 1929.
Inequities Persist in Women's Cardiovascular Care.
With income inequality on everyone's radar today, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities tweets this.
Did Income Inequality Force Poor People Into Debt.
But ICBA is concerned about the competitive inequities between banks that will result from the proposed preemption of state laws in the petition.
You Must Read This Brilliant Economist Article About Inequality and Crony Capitalism.
The most commonly cited culprits for the income inequality in America — outsourcing, immigration and the gains of the super-rich — are diversions from the main issue.
Inequality Is Not What We Imagine.
Rising inequality in America, according to a number of economists and many more pundits and political actors, has hurt economic growth.
Rightly targeting income inequality.
Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that sparked a global revolt against economic inequality, began celebrating its one-year anniversary today with a " roving carnival of resistance.".
He has a lot to say about money, but curiously little to say about income inequality.
Increasing income inequality isn't an obstacle to economic growth.

In science:

The first inequality in (3.27) allows us to apply Theorem 3.16 after Observation 3.17, while the second inequality will be used below.
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
To recognize the importance of the original Temple–Kato approach, as well as in line with the te rminology from Numerical Linear Algebra, see [25, pp. 271], we call all the inequalities which have the form of (1.1) or (1.2) Temple–Kato like inequalities .
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
From the numerous generalizations of the Remez inequality, we cite one result which is a direct consequence of the trigonometric version of the Remez inequality (and is equivalent to this trigonometric version, up to constants).
Constructive Function Theory on Sets of the Complex Plane through Potential Theory and Geometric Function Theory
Saloff-Coste showed in that the parabolic Harnack inequality (or the two-sided Gaussian bound) for a divergence-form second-order operator (or for the Laplace–Beltrami operator on a Riemannian manifold) is equivalent to a family of Poincar´e type inequalities for balls and the doubling property (cf. also ).
Gaussian estimates for spatially inhomogeneous random walks on ${\mathbf{Z}}^d$
Replacing the nonstrict inequalities from BLO3 with strict ones, we can check the behavior of a system with respect to strict inequalities. BLO5.
Benchmark Problems for Constraint Solving
The last inequality above is obtained from the inequality ln(1 + x) ≤ x.
On the topological Properties of the One Dimensional Exponential Random Geometric Graph
This is straightforward from the Markov inequality, the independence of Z (1) between Z (2) and the associated capacities and the inequality t ≤ (1 + 2η) log ν N .
Universality for the distance in finite variance random graphs: Extended version
One of the byproducts of the isoperimetric inequalities we establish in the present paper is the almost sure Poincar´e inequality for finite boxes which, according to the approach of , may be seen as a first step in the program of proving an almost sure invariance principle.
Isoperimetric inequalities and mixing time for a random walk on a random point process
Rather than following this intuition directly and using stochastic inequalities, it is simpler to obtain a pair of inequalities (2.25) and (2.26) which contain the same information.
Random walk on the incipient infinite cluster for oriented percolation in high dimensions
The last inequality is obtained in a similar manner, while the middle inequality is trivial.
Solving General Equations by Order Completion
Thus DF P is the closed polyhedral cone in RF given by replacing the strict inequalities with the corresponding weak inequalities.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
These inequalities are similar to the corresponding inequalities in the commutative case (see equation (4.87) in ).
Generalized Haag's Theorem in SO(1,1) and SO(1,3) Invariant Quantum Field Theory
The inequality complements (and can be better than) the well-known Pinsker’s inequality for total variation between the densities of dependent and independent r.v.’s in terms of the relative entropy (see, e.g., ).
Characterizations of joint distributions, copulas, information, dependence and decoupling, with applications to time series
C ξ (ω)∩(z+[−M δn,M δn]d ) x∼y∈C ξ (ω)∩(z+[−δn,δn]d ) In , inequality (4.14) is in fact proved for the Dirichlet form E α′ ,n but the comparison inequality (4.4) implies that it also holds for the Dirichlet form E ξ , ω , n .
Quenched invariance principles for random walks with random conductances
These inequalities are similar to the corresponding inequalities in the commutative case (see equation (4.87) in ).
Classical Theorems in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory