disparity disparity  /dɪs ˈpɛ rə ti/


  • (n) inequality or difference in some respect


  1. Louisiana has the biggest pay disparity, as college-educated women over 25 earn just 64% of their male counterparts, while West Virginia boasts the best gure: 89%.
  2. The other reason for the weight-loss disparity, Campos says, may have something to do with the medications that diabetes patients take to control blood sugar.
  3. It's only later, when it comes to treatment and, especially, outcomes, that a disparity is evident.


  1. Live from Chicago: Bruins, Blackhawks tied, 1-1, after two periods

    Chris Kelly picked a good time to net his first goal of the postseason. The Bruins center scored at 14:58 to tie the game and give the Bruins some much-needed life. The disparity between shots and puck possession hasn’t been close, but we’re now tied 1-1 heading to the third. Claude Julien juggled his lines putting Kelly, Tyler Seguin and Daniel Paille together. It paid dividends here. Seguin ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Some Ventura County Metrolink riders to see fare increase in July

    A large funding disparity in next year's Metrolink budget will cause some Ventura County riders to see a slight fare increase beginning in July.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  3. Could GOP Turn to Texas for Pitching Help?

    For the third year in a row, the pitching disparity between the Democrats and Republicans was the key to the CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CQ Politics


  1. "In making that determination, the judge may consider the disparity between the guidelines' treatment of crack and powder cocaine offenses," Ginsburg said.
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: KTAR.com

  2. "Six black kids indicted as adults for attempted murder, and the weapons charged in the indictment is their sneakers, this is the most blatant example of disparity in the justice system that we've seen," Sharpton said Thursday. "You can't...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "It is inappropriate for him to be representing us given the disparity between his views and ours," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement to the Sun-Sentinel.
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: David Stern Source: SI.com

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