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[ ih-kwol-i-tee ]


, plural e·qual·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being equal 2; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability: Compare equity ( def 3 ).

    The district is implementing a college readiness plan to achieve equality of outcomes for its graduates applying to higher education programs.

    Synonyms: impartiality, sameness, identity, parity, equivalence

  2. uniform character, as of motion or surface.
  3. Mathematics.
    1. the relationship between equal quantities, as expressed in an equation.
    2. a statement that two quantities are equal; equation.


/ ɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ /


  1. the state of being equal
  2. maths a statement, usually an equation, indicating that quantities or expressions on either side of an equal sign are equal in value

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Other Words From

  • pro·e·qual·i·ty adjective
  • sub·e·qual·i·ty noun plural subequalities

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Word History and Origins

Origin of equality1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin aequālitāt- (stem of aequālitās ); equal, -ity

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Example Sentences

Kaepernick wound up out of football and the issue of racial equality wound up back on the margins.

We have to be as committed to equality with the standard sense of urgency before the decision of marriage equality.

We’ll also examine the forces of change altering the course and speed of innovation, including security, diversity, and equality.

It’s important that we highlight again for equality voters the reality of this administration’s record, that this is a horrifically anti-LGBTQ administration.

Sparked by a series of tragedies, people in cities across America and around the world have taken to the streets and social media to push for justice and racial equality.

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So, how do we achieve such equality in the U.S. and other parts of the world?

In the 21st century women are earning their equality every step of the way… including the bedroom.

He goes into some detail into what it took to persuade voters to pass marriage equality at the ballot box in four states in 2012.

Finally, he takes us behind the scenes into how Obama came out in favor of marriage equality that same year.

By 2012, the marriage equality movement had won in courts and legislatures—but not at the ballot box.

He did this to signalise his disapprobation of royalty, and his preference for democratic equality.

Moreover, he had seen on service how little the preachers of the equality of man carried out their doctrine in practice.

I am prepared to recognise the principle established by law—that there shall be equality in civil privileges.

I am prepared to respect the franchise, to give substantially, although not nominally, equality.

What is necessary to be done, in order to attain an equality, is to change the condition, and the person is at once changed.





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