What does the word disparity mean?

Usage examples for disparity

  1. Such the difference between accent at par and disparity of accent. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. The story, perhaps the sorrow, of a life lay in that strange disparity between the lady and the picture. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  3. It could not well have been otherwise, considering the great disparity of numbers. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson