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inequality

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌɪn·ɪˈkwɑl·ɪ·t̬i/
a lack of equality or fair treatment in the sharing of wealth or opportunities: [U] social/racial inequality
Translations of “inequality”
in Vietnamese sự không công bằng…
in Spanish desigualdad…
in Thai ความไม่เสมอภาค…
in Malaysian ketidaksamaan…
in French inégalité…
in German die Ungleichheit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不平等,不均等…
in Indonesian tidak sama…
in Russian неравенство…
in Turkish eşitsizlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不平等,不均等…
in Polish nierówność…
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