Equivalent meaning

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Having equivalence.

Equivalent propositions.

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Being essentially equal, all things considered.

A wish that was equivalent to a command.

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Having the same ability to combine.
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Something that is essentially equal to another.
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Having the same ability to combine.
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To make equivalent to; to equal.
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An equivalent thing.
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The definition of equivalent is something that is essentially the same or equal to something else.

An example of equivalent is (2+2) and the number 4. Since 2+2= 4, these two things are equivalent.

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Equal, as in value, meaning, or force.
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Equivalent weight.
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Equal in quantity, value, force, meaning, etc.
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Having the same valence.
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(mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one relationship.
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(chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.
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Being essentially equal, all things considered.

A wish that was equivalent to a command.

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Having equivalence.

Equivalent propositions.

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(cartography) Of a map, equal-area.
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(geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.

A square may be equivalent to a triangle.

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Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.
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Equivalent weight.
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Something that is essentially equal to another.
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Equal in area, volume, etc., but not of the same shape.
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(mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.
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(chemistry) An equivalent weight.
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Origin of equivalent

  • Middle English from Late Latin aequivalēns aequivalent- present participle of aequivalēre to have equal force Latin aequi- equi- Latin valēre to be strong wal- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English from Late Latin aequivalēns aequivalent- present participle of aequivalēre to have equal force Latin aequi- equi- Latin valēre to be strong wal- in Indo-European roots

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

  • equi- +‎ -valent. From Latin aequivalentem, accusative singular of aequivalēns, present active participle of aequivaleō (“I am equivalent, have equal power”).

    From Wiktionary