inequality - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. a situation in which people are not equal because some groups have more opportunities, power, money etc than others
    inequality in:

    There are great inequalities in health care across the country.

    inequality between:

    Her book is about the inequality between women and men.

    social/economic/racial/sexual inequality:

    policies aimed at eliminating poverty, unemployment, and social inequality