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external inequity

the situation in which employers compensate employees at levels that are unfair in relation to the levels of compensation they would receive from other comparable employers. Compare internal inequity. See equity theory.

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closed-class words

in a language, a category of words that does not readily admit new members, consisting mainly of words that serve key grammatical functions, such as pronouns, prepositions, and determiners (see function word). Compare open-class words.