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equivalency

[ ih-kwiv-uh-luh n-see ]
/ ɪˈkwɪv ə lən si /
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noun, plural e·quiv·a·len·cies.

equivalence(defs 1, 2).

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RELATED WORDS

equality, equation, likeness, match, parity, sameness, similarity, uniformity

Nearby words

equiv., equivalence, equivalence class, equivalence principle, equivalence relation, equivalency, equivalent, equivalent air speed, equivalent circuit, equivalent focal length, equivalent weight

Origin of equivalency

From the Medieval Latin word aequivalentia, dating back to 1525–35. See equivalent, -ency
Related formsnon·e·quiv·a·len·cy, noun
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Examples from the Web for equivalency

  • It is not enough to say that on the principle of equivalency a man is not presumed to intend to pay for a thing until he has it.

    The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • But this equivalency can hardly be secured in any other way than by prescribing a series of definite lines of study.

    Science and Education|Thomas H. Huxley
  • Table of the Elements, arranged according to their Equivalency.

  • He is, as the name indicates, it is an equivalent—it's a certification that the man has an equivalency of a high school education.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for equivalency

equivalency

equivalence

/ (ˌɛkwɪˈveɪlənsɪ) /

noun

chem the state of having equal valencies
Derived Formsequivalent, adjective
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