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n. pl. e·quiv·a·len·cies


(ˌɛkwɪˈveɪlənsɪ) or


(Chemistry) chem the state of having equal valencies
ˌequiˈvalent adj


(ɪˈkwɪv ə ləns or, for 3, ˌi kwəˈveɪ ləns)

1. the state or fact of being equivalent; equality in value, force, significance, etc.
2. an instance of this; an equivalent.
3. the state of having equal chemical valence.
4. Logic.
a. the relation between two propositions such that they are either both true or both false.
b. the relation between two propositions such that each logically implies the other.
5. (of a logical or mathematical relationship) reflexive, symmetrical, and transitive.
[1535–45; < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
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When most people discuss substantial equivalency, they're talking about the ability (or, rather, the lack of ability) of CPAs licensed in one state to practice across state lines, freely and without restrictions.
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