Origin of equivalent
Examples from the Web for equivalently
Yes, any additional current borrowing must eventually be repaid—or, equivalently, the interest on it must be paid forever.
The evil of the last days had fallen from him, and the reaction was equivalently violent.A Mere Accident|George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for equivalently
- 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 equivalently
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 equivalently
Science definitions for equivalently
- 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.