[ee-kwuh-pol-uh nt, ek-wuh-]
- equal in power, effect, etc.; equivalent.
- Logic. (of propositions, propositional forms, etc.) logically equivalent in any of various specified ways.
- an equivalent.
Origin of equipollent
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin aequipollent- (stem of aequipollēns) of equal value, equivalent to aequi- equi- + pollent- (stem of pollēns) able, present participle of pollēre to be strong
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Examples from the Web for equipollent
The condition and the major term are "equipollent" in their extension.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
At first, ‘spirit and matter,’ ‘soul and body,’ stood for a pair of equipollent substances quite on a par in weight and interest.Essays in Radical Empiricism
Equipollent, e-kwi-pol′ent, adj. having equal power or force: equivalent.
Hill's eloquence exceeded his judgment; Stephens' judgment was superior to his oratorical power; in Toombs these were equipollent.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
But, since is and exists are equipollent, and so being and existing, is being is the same as the unimpeachable is existing.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
- equal or equivalent in significance, power, or effect
- logic (of two propositions) logically deducible from each other; equivalent
- maths logic (of two classes) having the same cardinality
- something that is equipollent
C15: from Latin aequipollēns of equal importance, from equi- + pollēre to be able, be strong