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in·e·qual·i·ty

inequality

 
pronunciation:
In i kwa lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: inequalities
definition: the condition of not being equal.
The civil rights movement fought against racial inequality.
antonyms:
equality
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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.
equ, equi Latin root that means equal