- equal in value, measure, force, effect, significance, etc.: His silence is equivalent to an admission of guilt.
- corresponding in position, function, etc.: In some ways their prime minister is equivalent to our president.
- Geometry. having the same extent, as a triangle and a square of equal area.
- Mathematics. (of two sets) able to be placed in one-to-one correspondence.
- Chemistry. having the same capacity to combine or react chemically.
- something that is equivalent.
Origin of equivalent
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Related Words for equivalentlyfairly, uniformly, justly, equitably, equally, squarely, precisely, proportionately, identically, likewise, coordinately, correspondingly, equivalently, fifty-fifty, impartially, symmetrically, alike, exactly, tied, analogously
Examples from the Web for equivalently
Contemporary Examples of equivalently
Yes, any additional current borrowing must eventually be repaid—or, equivalently, the interest on it must be paid forever.Let's Start Spending
Robert H. Frank
July 20, 2010
Historical Examples of equivalently
The evil of the last days had fallen from him, and the reaction was equivalently violent.A Mere Accident
- equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, significance, etc
- having the same or a similar effect or meaning
- 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
- maths logic (of two propositions) having an equivalence between them
- something that is equivalent
- short for equivalent weight
Word Origin for equivalent
- Equal, as in value, force, or meaning.
- Equal, as in value, meaning, or force.
- 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.