- the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability: promoting equality of opportunity in the workplace.
- uniform character, as of motion or surface.
- Mathematics. a statement that two quantities are equal; equation.
Origin of equality
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Examples from the Web for equality
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The tweets linking to the National Review, that bastion of LGBT equality.
There is no such thing as a gay lifestyle, except in right-wing propaganda to oppose LGBT equality.
And some of the most compelling statements came from a powerful, crucial set of equality allies: corporations.
To define this show of support by major corporations for LGBT equality as a seachange would be no overstatement.
And this ideal of equality and individuality was fixed in the American mind.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
No one justly may deny the equality of opportunity which made us what we are.
The officers and men were more nearly on a plane of equality.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
The equality of poverty would have produced stagnation in civilisation.
Certainly, real freedom and equality of rights presuppose some degree of culture.
- the state of being equal
- maths a statement, usually an equation, indicating that quantities or expressions on either side of an equal sign are equal in value
Word Origin and History for equality
late 14c., "evenness of surface, uniformity of size;" c.1400, in reference to amount or number, from Old French equalité (Modern French égalité, which form dates from 17c.), from Latin aequalitatem (nominative aequalitas) "equality, similarity, likeness" (also sometimes with reference to civil rights), from aequalis (see equal). Of privileges, rights, etc., from 1520s.