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equi

[ee-kwee, ek-wee]
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noun Linguistics.
  1. equi NP deletion.
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equi-

  1. a combining form meaning “equal,” used in the formation of compound words: equimolecular.
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Origin of equi-

Middle English < Latin aequi-, combining form representing aequus equal
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Examples from the Web for equi

Historical Examples

  • Equi et poet alendi, non saginandi—Horses and poets should be fed, not pampered.

    Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources

    James Wood

  • Well, come—(relieved)— skating's one of those things you never forget—all a question of poise and equi—confound the things!

  • One yt he calleth Iustice legiti- me or legal / an other that he called Equi- te.

  • Well, come—(relieved)—skating's one of those things you never forget—all a question of poise and equi—confound the things!

    Voces Populi

    F. Anstey


British Dictionary definitions for equi

equi-

combining form
  1. equal or equallyequidistant; equilateral
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Word Origin and History for equi

equi-

word-forming element meaning "equal," from Latin aequi-, comb. form of aequus "equal, even" (see equal (adj.)).

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equi in Science

equi-

  1. A prefix that means “equal” or “equally,” as in equidistant.
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