The definition of equivalent is something that is essentially the same or equal to something else.(adjective)
An example of equivalent is (2+2) and the number 4. Since 2+2= 4, these two things are equivalent.
See equivalent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < LL aequivalens, prp. of aequivalere, to have equal power: see equi- & value
See equivalent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Late Latin aequivalēns, aequivalent-
Origin: , present participle of aequivalēre, to have equal force
Origin: : Latin aequi-, equi-
Origin: + Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.
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