Word family noun equalityinequality equal equalizer adjective equalunequal verb equalize equal adverb equallyunequally
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishequalitye‧qual‧i‧ty /ɪˈkwɒləti $ ɪˈkwɑː-/ ●●○ noun [uncountable] EQUALa situation in which people have the same rights, advantages etc OPP inequalityequality of All people have the right to equality of opportunity.equality with Women have yet to achieve full equality with men in the workplace.equality between equality between men and womenracial/sexual equality The government must promote racial equality.COLLOCATIONSadjectivescomplete/full equalityWomen have not yet achieved full equality with men.racial/sexual equalityThe minister is a well-known campaigner for racial equality.social/political/economic equalityBlack people had to fight for social and economic equality with whites.verbsachieve equalityHe praised the generations who struggled to achieve racial equality.demand equality (=ask for it firmly because it is your right)She marched alongside her mother, demanding equality for women.fight for equalityWomen fought for equality throughout the twentieth century.promote equality (=help it to happen)The Equal Opportunities Commission was established to promote equality between the sexes.phrasesthe struggle/fight for equalitythe people who led the struggle for equality in the United Statesequality of opportunity formalThe government must ensure equality of opportunity for all children.
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equalityTo eliminate all progressivity would be turning our back on 250 years of serious thinking about equality.Modern theories of justice and equality have never been carried to their logical conclusions with respect to the family.Does equality have to mean sameness for spouses in order to have equal power and status in our most basic family relationships?There was support for calls for equality of sacrifice.Greater equality was one of the aims of the post-war government.The problem is to ensure a measure of equality in the context of inequality.This second position places high value on equality of conditions-adding social and economic equality to legal equality.It will take more than laws to bring about genuine racial equality.the struggle for sexual equalityracial/sexual equalityA racial equality steering committee has now been set up to monitor discrimination in Darlington and the county as a whole.Perhaps nothing can bring about racial equality, Wicker notes grimly.Public bodies will have a duty to assess the impact on racial equality of proposed policies and services.Twenty-six racial equality officers came to the university to enrol in classes for the first ever diploma in race and community relations.
From King Business Dictionaryequalitye‧qual‧i‧ty /ɪˈkwɒlətiɪˈkwɑː-/ noun [uncountable] when all people are treated in the same way and have the same opportunitiesYoung women are insisting on career equalityequality ofWe believe in equality of opportunity racial equality