Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Unequal'
- not equal in amount; "they distributed unlike (or unequal) sums to the various charities" [syn: unlike] [ant: like]
- poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure [ant: equal]
- Unequal \Un*e"qual\, a. [Cf. Inequal.]
- Not equal; not matched; not of the same size, length, breadth, quantity, strength, talents, acquirements, age, station, or the like; as, the fingers are of unequal length; peers and commoners are unequal in rank.
- Ill balanced or matched; disproportioned; hence, not equitable; partial; unjust; unfair. Against unequal arms to fight in pain. --Milton. Jerome, a very unequal relator of the opinion of his adversaries. --John Worthington. To punish me for what you make me do Seems much unequal. --Shak.
- Not uniform; not equable; irregular; uneven; as, unequal pulsations; an unequal poem.
- Not adequate or sufficient; inferior; as, the man was unequal to the emergency; the timber was unequal to the sudden strain.
- (Bot.) Not having the two sides or the parts symmetrical.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Unequal'
In mathematics, an inequality is a statement how the relative size or order of two objects, or about whether they are the same or not (See also: equality).
In each statement above, a is not equal to b. These relations are known as strict inequalities. The notation a < b may also be read as "a is strictly less than b".
In contrast to strict inequalities, there are two types of inequality statements that are not strict:
An additional use of the notation is to show that one quantity is much greater than another, normally by several orders of magnitude.[See more about Unequal at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Unequal' in famous quotation sentence
* The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
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