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Equivalent (IPA: /ɪˈkwɪvəɫənt/)


Equivalent (a.)

Equal in wortir or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.

Equivalent (a.)

Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; -- applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.

Equivalent (a.)

Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.

Equivalent (n.)

Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.

Equivalent (n.)

That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.

Equivalent (n.)

A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.

Equivalent (v. t.)

To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.

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Painting by Joan Witek

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Photograph at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA-1989 .400)

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Photograph at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA-1988 .39)

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Photograph in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 36057)

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Photograph in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 36062)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All human activities are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure." - Jean-Paul Sartre

Example Sentence (Quote)

"As to tenant-right, I may be allowed to say that I think it is equivalent to landlords' wrong." - Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Example Sentence (Quote)

" But our country's equivalent of gritty reality is more like Look out Sarge, he's got a shooter!"" - Bill Bailey

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Entry is not equivalent to possession." - Property

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Farming insects creates just 1 percent of the greenhouse gases generated by farming an equivalent mass of beef or pork." - Arthropods


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