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e·qual·i·ty

 (ĭ-kwŏl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. e·qual·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being equal.
2. Mathematics A statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another.

[Middle English equalite, from Old French, from Latin aequālitās, from aequālis, equal; see equal.]

equality

(ɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state of being equal
2. (Mathematics) maths a statement, usually an equation, indicating that quantities or expressions on either side of an equal sign are equal in value

e•qual•i•ty

(ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being equal.
2. uniform character, as of motion or surface.
3. a statement that two quantities are equal; equation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equality - the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or statusequality - the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
sameness - the quality of being alike; "sameness of purpose kept them together"
equatability - capability of being equated
equivalence - essential equality and interchangeability
evenness - the quality of being balanced
isometry - equality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.)
balance - equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
inequality - lack of equality; "the growing inequality between rich and poor"
2.equality - a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
egalite, egality - social and political equality; "egality represents an extreme leveling of society"
tie - equality of score in a contest

equality

noun
1. fairness, equal opportunity, equal treatment, egalitarianism, fair treatment, justness the principle of racial equality
fairness discrimination, prejudice, bias, inequality, unfairness, imparity
2. sameness, balance, identity, similarity, correspondence, parity, likeness, uniformity, equivalence, evenness, coequality, equatability They advocate the unconditional equality of incomes.
sameness disparity, unevenness, lack of balance
Quotations
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" [Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence]
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" [Martin Luther King Jr. speech at Civil Rights March]
"The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors" [Henry Becque Querelles littéraires]
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" [George Orwell Animal Farm]
"Even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked" [Bob Dylan It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)]

equality

noun
The state of being equivalent:
Translations
مُساوَاةمُساواه
rovnost
lighedligestilling
tasa-arvo
jednakost
egyenlõségegyenlőség
jafnrétti
平等
같음
aequitas
rovnosť
enakost
jämlikhetlikhet
ความเสมอภาค
sự bình đẳng

equality

[ɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ] Nigualdad f
equality of opportunityigualdad f de oportunidades

equality

[ɪˈkwɒlɪti] négalité f
equality of opportunity → l'égalité des chances

equality

nGleichheit f

equality

[ɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ] nuguaglianza; (parity) → parità

equal

(ˈiːkwəl) adjective
the same in size, amount, value etc. four equal slices; coins of equal value; Are these pieces equal in size? Women want equal wages with men.
noun
one of the same age, rank, ability etc. I am not his equal at running.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈequalled , (American) ˈequaled
to be the same in amount, value, size etc. I cannot hope to equal him; She equalled his score of twenty points; Five and five equals ten.
equality (iˈkwoləti) noun
the state of being equal. Women want equality of opportunity with men.
ˈequalize, ˈequalise verb
to make or become equal. Our team were winning by one goal – but the other side soon equalized.
ˈequally adverb
All are equally good; He divided his chocolate equally between us.
equal to
fit or able for. I didn't feel equal to telling him the truth.

equality

مُساوَاة rovnost lighed Gleichheit ισότητα igualdad tasa-arvo égalité jednakost eguaglianza 平等 같음 gelijkheid likhet równość igualdade равноправие jämlikhet ความเสมอภาค eşitlik sự bình đẳng 平等

equality

n. igualdad, uniformidad.
References in classic literature ?
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind
The chance comparison in this chapter, between the whale and the elephant, so far as some aspects of the tail of the one and the trunk of the other are concerned, should not tend to place those two opposite organs on an equality, much less the creatures to which they respectively belong.
If a woman had money she might dictate her own terms: equality, a life contract, and the legitimacy--that is, the property-rights-- of her children.
But Eva somehow always seems to put herself on an equality with every creature that comes near her.
We should have to sit together now when in company, or people would notice; but it would not be good politics for me to be playing equality with him when there was no necessity for it.
The plan of a drain, the change of a fence, the felling of a tree, and the destination of every acre for wheat, turnips, or spring corn, was entered into with as much equality of interest by John, as his cooler manners rendered possible; and if his willing brother ever left him any thing to inquire about, his inquiries even approached a tone of eagerness.
Elinor saw, and pitied her for, the neglect of abilities which education might have rendered so respectable; but she saw, with less tenderness of feeling, the thorough want of delicacy, of rectitude, and integrity of mind, which her attentions, her assiduities, her flatteries at the Park betrayed; and she could have no lasting satisfaction in the company of a person who joined insincerity with ignorance; whose want of instruction prevented their meeting in conversation on terms of equality, and whose conduct toward others made every shew of attention and deference towards herself perfectly valueless.
And you ought not to think yourself on an equality with the Misses Reed and Master Reed, because Missis kindly allows you to be brought up with them.
He struggled long to keep up an equality with Catherine in her studies, and yielded with poignant though silent regret: but he yielded completely; and there was no prevailing on him to take a step in the way of moving upward, when he found he must, necessarily, sink beneath his former level.
But though you kindly treat me on a footing of equality, I must not forget that I fill a domestic situation.
Every town-gate and village taxing-house had its band of citizen- patriots, with their national muskets in a most explosive state of readiness, who stopped all comers and goers, cross-questioned them, inspected their papers, looked for their names in lists of their own, turned them back, or sent them on, or stopped them and laid them in hold, as their capricious judgment or fancy deemed best for the dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.
A curious equality of friendship, originating, I suppose, in our respective circumstances, sprung up between me and these people, notwithstanding the ludicrous disparity in our years.