See also: équivalent
- æquivalent (archaic)
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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/
- Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal.
- To burn calories, a thirty-minute jog is equivalent to a couple of hamburgers.
- 1698, Robert South, Twelve Sermons upon Several Subjects and Occasions:
- For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent.
- 2012 March 1, Henry Petroski, “Opening Doors”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 112-3:
- A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place. Applying a force tangential to the knob is essentially equivalent to applying one perpendicular to a radial line defining the lever.
- Synonym: on a par
- (mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one correspondence.
- Synonym: equinumerous
- c. 2005, P N Gupta Kulbhushan, Comprehensive MCQ's in Mathematics, page 3:
- Finite sets A and B are equivalent sets only when n(A) = n(B) i.e., the number of elements in A and B are equal.
- 1950, E. Kamke, Theory of Sets, page 16:
- All enumerable sets are equivalent to each other, but not to any finite set.
- 2000, N. L. Carothers, Real Analysis, page 18:
- Equivalent sets should, by rights, have the same "number" of elements. For this reason we sometimes say that equivalent sets have the same cardinality.
- 2006, Joseph Breuer, Introduction to the Theory of Sets, page 41:
- The equivalence theorem: If both M is equivalent to a subset N1 of N and N is equivalent to a subset M1 of M, then the sets M and N are equivalent to each other.
- (mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.
- (chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.
- (cartography) Of a map, equal-area.
- (geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.
- A square may be equivalent to a triangle.
- In mathematics, this adjective can be used in phrases like "A and B are equivalent", "A is equivalent to B", and, less commonly, "A is equivalent with B".
similar or identical in value
of two sets, having a one-to-one relationship
relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation
equal-area — see equal-area
equivalent (plural equivalents)
- Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.
- 1849, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 7, in The History of England from the Accession of James II, volume I, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- He owned that, if the Test Act were repealed, the Protestants were entitled to an equivalent, and went so far as to suggest several equivalents.
- 1977 April 18, Jimmy Carter, President's Address to the Nation on Proposed National Energy Policy:
- Our decision about energy will test the character of the American people and the ability of the President and the Congress to govern. This difficult effort will be the "moral equivalent of war" — except that we will be uniting our efforts to build and not destroy.
- (chemistry) An equivalent weight.
anything that is virtually equal to something else
- (Balearic) IPA(key): /ə.ki.vəˈlent/
- (Central) IPA(key): /ə.ki.bəˈlen/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /e.ki.vaˈlent/
equivalent (masculine and feminine plural equivalents)
- “equivalent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “equivalent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “equivalent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
- aequivalentie (dated, superseded)
equivalent (not comparable)
|Inflection of equivalent|
equivalent n (plural equivalenten)
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