Origin of equivalent
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I was lost, fresh back from Vietnam, searching, maybe, for a peril the equivalent of war but aimed in the direction of life.
Since 2004, US oil output has jumped by about 56 percent, the equivalent of pumping an extra 3.1 million barrels a day.
There is no Kevin Spacey equivalent in video game voice acting.Kevin Spacey Stars as a Frank Underwood-like Warmonger in ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At one point in the program Joe was personally responsible for spending $5 million a day, the equivalent of $34 million today.
Tweed is estimated to have swindled the equivalent of $3.5 billion from New York during his time as a senator.
Will any one tell us that the Canadas confer on us benefits at all equivalent to this?Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
This is equivalent to the cry of "Biters" when an apple is shown, and establishes unquestionable title.Penrod|Booth Tarkington
The term "rogue" is scarcely sufficiently accounted for by supposing it to be the English equivalent for the Singhalese word Hora.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
These figures are, however, given in equivalents and each must be multiplied by the equivalent weight of the substance used.The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
The law of Eavesdrip has had its equivalent in the Roman stillicidium, which prohibited building up to the very edge of an estate.
British Dictionary definitions for equivalent
- having a particular property in common; equal
- (of two equations or inequalities) having the same set of solutions
- (of two sets) having the same cardinal number
Word Origin for equivalent
Word Origin and History for equivalent
early 15c., from Middle French equivalent and directly from Late Latin aequivalentem (nominative aequivalens) "equivalent," present participle of aequivalere "be equivalent," from Latin aequus "equal" (see equal) + valere "be well, be worth" (see valiant). As a noun from c.1500.
Medicine definitions for equivalent
Science definitions for equivalent
- Of or relating to a relation between two elements that is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive.
- Having a one-to-one correspondence, as between parts. Two triangles having the same area are equivalent, as are two congruent geometric figures.