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e·quiv·a·lent

 (ĭ-kwĭv′ə-lənt)
adj.
1.
a. Equal, as in value, force, or meaning.
b. Having similar or identical effects.
2. Being essentially equal, all things considered: a wish that was equivalent to a command.
3. Mathematics
a. Capable of being put into a one-to-one relationship. Used of two sets.
b. Having virtually identical or corresponding parts.
c. Of or relating to corresponding elements under an equivalence relation.
4. Chemistry Having the same ability to combine.
5. Logic Having equivalence: equivalent propositions.
n.
1. Something that is essentially equal to another: "The hand is not the biological equivalent of a hammer or a screwdriver; the hand is a multipurpose tool like a Swiss Army knife" (Jonathan Gottschall).
2. Chemistry Equivalent weight.

[Middle English, from Late Latin aequivalēns, aequivalent-, present participle of aequivalēre, to have equal force : Latin aequi-, equi- + Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]

e·quiv′a·lent·ly adv.

equivalent

(ɪˈkwɪvələnt)
adj
1. equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, significance, etc
2. having the same or a similar effect or meaning
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. having a particular property in common; equal
b. (of two equations or inequalities) having the same set of solutions
c. (of two sets) having the same cardinal number
4. (Logic) maths logic (of two propositions) having an equivalence between them
n
5. something that is equivalent
6. (Chemistry) short for equivalent weight
[C15: from Late Latin aequivalēns, from aequivalēre to be equally significant, from Latin aequi- equi- + valēre to be worth]
eˈquivalently adv

e•quiv•a•lent

(ɪˈkwɪv ə lənt or, for 5, ˌi kwəˈveɪ lənt)

adj.
1. equal in value, measure, force, effect, or significance: His silence is equivalent to an admission of guilt.
2. corresponding in position, function, etc.
3. having the same extent, as a triangle and a square of equal area.
4. Math. (of two sets) able to be placed in one-to-one correspondence.
5. Logic. having an equivalence relation, as two propositions.
6. (of chemicals) having the same capacity to combine or react.
n.
7. something equivalent.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin aequivalent-, s. of aequivalēns, present participle of aequivalēre to be equivalent. See equi-, -valent]
e•quiv′a•lent•ly, adv.

e·quiv·a·lent

(ĭ-kwĭv′ə-lənt)
1. Equal, as in value, meaning, or force.
2. Having a one-to-one correspondence, as between parts: equivalent geometric figures.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equivalent - a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc; "send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis - a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
substitute, replacement - a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
2.equivalent - the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
atomic mass, atomic weight, relative atomic mass - (chemistry) the mass of an atom of a chemical element expressed in atomic mass units
Adj.1.equivalent - being essentially equal to something; "it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"

equivalent

noun
1. equal, counterpart, correspondent, twin, peer, parallel, match, opposite number the civil administrator of the West Bank and his equivalent in Gaza
adjective

equivalent

adjective
1. Agreeing exactly in value, quantity, or effect:
Idioms: on a par, one and the same.
2. Possessing the same or almost the same characteristics:
noun
One that is very similar to another in rank or position:
Translations
مُساوٍمُساوٍ لِ، مُتَساوٍنَظير، مُرادِف
ekvivalent
modstykketilsvarende
vastine
ekvivalent
egyenértékûekvivalens
jafngildijafngildur
同等のもの
동등한 것
ekvivalentasekvivalentinislygiareikšmislygiavertis
ekvivalenceekvivalentsekvivalents, līdzvērtīgs
ekvivalentekvivalentný
motsvarighet
เท่ากับ
denkeşdeğerlikarşılık
lượng tương đương

equivalent

[ɪˈkwɪvələnt]
A. ADJequivalente (to, in a en) to be equivalent toequivaler a
B. Nequivalente m

equivalent

[ɪˈkwɪvələnt]
adj [amount, value, quality] → équivalent(e); [work] → équivalent(e); [period] → équivalent(e)
to be equivalent to → équivaloir à, être équivalent(e) à
néquivalent m
the Red Cross and its equivalent in Muslim countries, the Red Crescent → la Croix-Rouge et son équivalent dans les pays musulmans, le Croissant-Rouge
the equivalent of [+ amount] → l'équivalent de

equivalent

adj
(= equal)gleich, gleichwertig, äquivalent; that’s equivalent to saying …das ist gleichbedeutend damit, zu sagen; to be equivalent in meaningdie gleiche Bedeutung haben
(= corresponding)entsprechend, äquivalent; the equivalent institution in Americadie entsprechende Einrichtung in Amerika, das amerikanische Äquivalent dazu; an equivalent salary in 1985 would have been …ein entsprechendes Gehalt wäre im Jahre 1985 … gewesen; it is equivalent to £30das entspricht £ 30; … or the equivalent value in francs… oder der Gegenwert in Francs
(Chem) → gleichwertig; (Geometry) → äquivalent
that’s equivalent to lyingdas ist so viel wie gelogen; as an au pair she is equivalent to nanny and maidals Aupair ist sie Kindermädchen und Dienstmädchen in einer Person
nÄquivalent nt; (= counterpart)Gegenstück nt, → Pendant nt; (= person)Pendant nt; that is the equivalent of …das entspricht (dat); what is the equivalent in euros?was ist der Gegenwert in Euro?; the American equivalent of the British public schooldas amerikanische Gegenstück or Pendant zur britischen Public School; the German equivalent of the English customdie deutsche Entsprechung zu dem englischen Brauch; … or the equivalent in cash…oder der Gegenwert in bar

equivalent

[ɪˈkwɪvələnt]
1. adjequivalente
to be equivalent to → equivalere a
2. nequivalente m

equivalent

(iˈkwivələnt) adjective
equal in value, power, meaning etc. A metre is not quite equivalent to a yard; Would you say that `bravery' and `courage' are exactly equivalent?
noun
something or someone that is equivalent to something or someone else. This word has no equivalent in French.

equivalent

مُساوٍ ekvivalent modstykke Äquivalent ισοδύναμο equivalente vastine équivalent ekvivalent equivalente 同等のもの 동등한 것 equivalent ekvivalent ekwiwalent equivalente эквивалент motsvarighet เท่ากับ denk lượng tương đương 同等物

e·quiv·a·lent

a. equivalente, del mismo valor, igual a.

equivalent

adj & n equivalente m
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modern equivalent, the steel pen, is wielded by the same everlasting
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He gave her the Indian equivalent for firebug, or fire-fly.
Thus the number of letters in which nouns masculine and feminine end is the same; for {psi} and {xi} are equivalent to endings in {sigma}.
Again: if under the sudden anguish of a wound the receiver of it makes a grimace, he falls some degrees in the estimation of his fellows; his corps are ashamed of him: they call him "hare foot," which is the German equivalent for chicken-hearted.
The spirit of clanship which was, at an early day, introduced into that kingdom, uniting the nobles and their dependants by ties equivalent to those of kindred, rendered the aristocracy a constant overmatch for the power of the monarch, till the incorporation with England subdued its fierce and ungovernable spirit, and reduced it within those rules of subordination which a more rational and more energetic system of civil polity had previously established in the latter kingdom.
Mr Burd suggests that this word probably comes near the modern equivalent of Machiavelli's thought when he speaks of "crudelta" than the more obvious "cruelties.
I do not consider that the cigars and whisky he consumed at my expense (he always refused cocktails, since he was practically a teetotaller), and the few dollars, borrowed with a civil air of conferring a favour upon me, that passed from my pocket to his, were in any way equivalent to the entertainment he afforded me.