**Ineptness**

(In*ept"ness), *n.* Unfitness; ineptitude.

The feebleness and miserable *ineptness* of infancy.

*Dr. H. More.* **Inequable**

(In*e"qua*ble) *a.* Unequable. [R.] *Bailey.*

**Inequal**

(In*e"qual) *a.* [L. *inaequalis*. See In- not, and Equal.] Unequal; uneven; various. [Obs.] *Chaucer.*

**Inequality**

(In`e*qual"i*ty) *n.*; *pl.* **Inequalities** [L. *inaequalitas*.]

**1.** The quality of being unequal; difference, or want of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity; as,
an *inequality* in size, stature, numbers, power, distances, motions, rank, property, etc.

There is so great an *inequality* in the length of our legs and arms as makes it impossible for us to walk
on all four.

*Ray.*
Notwithstanding which *inequality* of number, it was resolved in a council of war to fight the Dutch fleet.

*Ludlow.*
Sympathy is rarely strong where there is a great *inequality* of condition.

*Macaulay.* **2.** Unevenness; want of levelness; the alternate rising and falling of a surface; as, the *inequalities* of the
surface of the earth, or of a marble slab, etc.

The country is cut into so many hills and *inequalities* as renders it defensible.

*Addison.* **3.** Variableness; changeableness; inconstancy; lack of smoothness or equability; deviation; unsteadiness,
as of the weather, feelings, etc.

*Inequality* of air is ever an enemy to health.

*Bacon.* **4.** Disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency; as, the *inequality* of terrestrial things
to the wants of a rational soul. *South.*

**5.** *(Alg.)* An expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (> or <) between
them; as, the *inequality* 2 < 3, or 4 > 1.

**6.** *(Astron.)* An irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean
motion; the amount of such deviation.

**Inequation**

(In`e*qua"tion) *n.* *(Math.)* An inequality.

**Inequidistant**

(In*e`qui*dis"tant) *a.* Not equally distant; not equidistant.

**Inequilateral**

(In*e`qui*lat"er*al) *a.*

**1.** Having unequal sides; unsymmetrical; unequal- sided.

**2.** *(Zoöl.)* Having the two ends unequal, as in the clam, quahaug, and most lamellibranch shells.

**Inequilobate**

(In*e`qui*lo"bate) *a.* [Pref. *in-* not + *equi-* + *lobate*.] *(Biol.)* Unequally lobed; cut into
lobes of different shapes or sizes.

**Inequitable**

(In*eq"ui*ta*ble) *a.* Not equitable; not just. *Burke.*

**Inequitate**

(In*eq"ui*tate) *v. t.* [L. *inequitatus*, p. p. *inequitare* to ride over. See 1st In-, and Equitant.]
To ride over or through. [Obs.] *Dr. H. More.*