AskDefine | Define disparity

Dictionary Definition

disparity n : inequality or difference in some respect

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From disparité.

Noun

  1. the state of being unequal; difference
  2. incongruity

Translations

the state of being unequal; difference
incongruity

Extensive Definition

Disparity and disparities may refer to:
in science:
  • Stereopsis
  • Binocular disparity, binocular cue to determine depth or distance of an object
  • The disparity of a biota (ecology) or other group refers to the number of higher taxa represented the variety of form morphology represented

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agreement to disagree, alienation, antagonism, apostasy, argumentation, asymmetry, bad copy, bad likeness, camouflage, clashing, conflict, contradiction, contrariety, contrast, controversy, counter-culture, cross-purposes, departure, deviation, difference, difference of opinion, difficulty, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, disconformity, discongruity, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, discreteness, disequilibrium, disguise, disharmony, disproportion, dissatisfaction, dissemblance, dissension, dissent, dissentience, dissidence, dissimilarity, dissimilation, dissimilitude, dissonance, distinction, distinctness, disunion, disunity, divergence, divergency, diversity, dividedness, division, dropping out, faction, far cry, gap, heterogeneity, imbalance, imparity, inaccordance, inadequacy, incommensurability, incomparability, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, inequality, inequity, inharmoniousness, inharmony, injustice, insufficiency, irreconcilability, irregularity, jarring, makeup, mere caricature, minority opinion, misunderstanding, mixture, negation, nonagreement, nonassent, nonconcurrence, nonconformity, nonconsent, nonuniformity, odds, opposition, oppugnancy, otherness, overbalance, polarization, poor imitation, recusance, recusancy, rejection, repudiation, repugnance, secession, separateness, shortcoming, unbalance, unconformity, underground, unevenness, unfair discrimination, unharmoniousness, unlikeness, unorthodoxy, unresemblance, unsameness, unsimilarity, variance, variation, variegation, variety, withdrawal
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