equality

[ ih-kwol-i-tee ]
/ ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti /

noun, plural e·qual·i·ties.

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.

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Origin of equality

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin aequālitāt- (stem of aequālitās). See equal, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM equality

pro·e·qual·i·ty, adjectivesub·e·qual·i·ty, noun, plural sub·e·qual·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for equality

equality
/ (ɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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
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