Equality meaning

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Equality is defined as the condition of being equal, or the same in quality, measure, esteem or value.

When men and women are both viewed as being just as smart and capable as each other, this is an example of equality of the sexes.

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The state or quality of being equal.
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The condition of being equal, esp. of having the same political, social, and economic rights.
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(mathematics) A statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another.
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(uncountable) The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.
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(uncountable, mathematics) The fact of being equal, of having the same value.
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(uncountable) The fact of being equal.
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Origin of equality

  • Middle English equalite from Old French from Latin aequālitās from aequālis equal equal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French equalité (French égalité), from Latin aequālitās.

    From Wiktionary