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Definitions of equivalent

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. essentially equal; "women are paid less than men doing equivalent work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Equal in wortir or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; - applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Equal in value, etc.; equal in effect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A thing of the same value, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. 1. Equal in any respect. 2. Something which is equal in size, weight, force, or any other quality to something else. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  16. Equal in value, power, effect, meaning, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A thing equal in value, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. EQUIVALENTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. EQUIVALENCE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To produce or constitute an equivalent to: to answer in full proportion: to equal. J. N. Lockyer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A thing equal in value, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Equal in value, effect, meaning, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Equal in value, area, force, meaning, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. That which is equivalent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Equal in value, or power, or effect, or cogency, or meaning, or moral worth; said of strata that are of contemporaneous formation; equal in area or size. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. That which is equal in value, power, &c.; the proportion expressing the weight, or quantity by weight, of any substance which combines with another substance to make a detinito compound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Equal in value or worth; equal in power, force, or effect; of the same import or meaning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. That which is equal in value, weight, &c., to something else; offset; compensation; in geol., strata or a series of strata that have been formed contemporaneously in distant regions, or which are characterised by similar suites of fossils. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; -- applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. e-kwiv'a-lent, adj. equal in value, power, meaning, &c.--n. a thing equivalent.--n. EQUIV'ALENCE.--adv. EQUIV'ALENTLY. [Fr.,--L. æquus, equal, valens, valentis, pr.p. of val[=e]re, to be worth.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. [Latin] Having the same value; neutralizing or counterbalancing one another. na
  32. [Latin] A number showing the amount of one thing which will in its effects just balance another. See Endosmotic e., Joules e., Starch-e., Water-e. na
  33. Equal in value (to); (of words) meaning the same; (Chem.) equal in combining value (to); having the same result; corresponding; (n.) e. thing, amount, word, &c. So equivalence, -ency, nn. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Of equal force, power, or value. American pocket medical dictionary.
  35. The unvarying quantity of one body which is requisite to replace a fixed weight of another body. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. Of equal value; as a n., an e. number, a term formerly used for the amount by weight of an element which was capable of combining with I part by weight of hydrogen. Thus, the e. of oxygen was 8, because 8 parts of this element unite with I part of hydrogen to form water. The term, however, is now applied to the amount by weight of any element which can replace I part by weight of hydrogen in a compound. It is equal to the atomic weight of the element divided by the number representing its quantivalence. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  37. [L., equal, to avail.] (Chem.) The weight of a substance that in a compound will replace one atom of hydrogen. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  38. n. That which is equal in value, weight, dignity, or force; —atomic weight of a substance, or a number which expresses the proportion by weight in which it combines with other substances. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. Equal in value; equal in excellence; of the same import or meaning. Complete Dictionary
  40. A thing of the same weight, dignity, or value. Complete Dictionary

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