Origin of equi-

Middle English < Latin aequi-, combining form representing aequus equal
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British Dictionary definitions for equi-


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


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