Lexicon: equal – equivalent

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equal, adj. [L. < æqu-us, equal, even, just.]

Same kind (of thing), magnitude, or dimensions; having the same value.

equal (-ly), adv. [see equal, adj.]

  1. The same degree or amount; in the same relative proportion.
  2. Impartially; with justice.

equation, n. [L. æquation-em, 'to make equal'.]

Statement of equality.

equator, n. [L. æquator, one who makes equal.]

Imaginary line marking the perpendicular plane of the earth; diameter of the planet; greater circumference of the globe; that which divides the northern and southern hemispheres.

equilibrium, n. [L. æquss, equal + lībra, balance.]

Balance; justice; equality; stasis between opposing forces.

equinox, n. [L. aequinoctium, equality between night and day.]

Median time; April 21st or September 21st; spring or fall; time when the sun makes earth's day and night of equal length.

equip, v. [Fr.]

Supply; outfit; dress; fit; prepare for victory.

equipage, n. [Fr.]

Coach; vehicle; carriage of supplies; military accouterment.

equity, n. [OFr æquus, even, fair.]

Quality of being equal or fair; fairness, impartiality; evenhanded dealing.

equivalent, adj. [L. æquus equal + valēre to be powerful, to be worth.]

Alike in moral force; similar in cogency; same in the effect on the mind; equally excellent.