equal

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1equal

adjective \ˈē-kwəl\

: the same in number, amount, degree, rank, or quality

: having the same mathematical value

: not changing : the same for each person

Full Definition of EQUAL

1
a (1) :  of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another (2) :  identical in mathematical value or logical denotation :  equivalent
b :  like in quality, nature, or status
c :  like for each member of a group, class, or society <provide equal employment opportunities>
2
:  regarding or affecting all objects in the same way :  impartial
3
:  free from extremes: as
a :  tranquil in mind or mood
b :  not showing variation in appearance, structure, or proportion
4
a :  capable of meeting the requirements of a situation or a task
b :  suitable <bored with work not equal to his abilities>

Examples of EQUAL

  1. an equal number of apples and oranges
  2. We divided the profits into three equal shares.
  3. The play combines tragedy and comedy in equal measure.
  4. The opposing candidate has demanded equal time on television.
  5. The fractions {frac1 and {frac2 are equal.
  6. providing equal opportunities for children of all races
  7. We need to have equal academic standards for male and female students.

Origin of EQUAL

Middle English, from Latin aequalis, from aequus level, equal
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

Rhymes with EQUAL

2equal

noun

: someone or something that is as good, skillful, valuable, etc., as another person or thing

Full Definition of EQUAL

1
:  one that is equal <insists that women can be absolute equals with men — Anne Bernays>
2
:  an equal quantity

Examples of EQUAL

  1. I consider him my equal.
  2. We are all equals here.

First Known Use of EQUAL

1573

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

3equal

transitive verb

—used to say that one amount or number is the same as another

: to be as good as (something else)

: to produce something that is as good as (something else) or to do something as well as (someone else)

equaled or equalledequal·ing or equal·ling

Full Definition of EQUAL

1
:  to be equal to; especially :  to be identical in value to
2
archaic :  equalize
3
:  to make or produce something equal to

Examples of EQUAL

  1. Nothing can ever equal that experience.
  2. See if you can equal that!
  3. a weight lifter attempting to equal his rival's performance
  4. No one can equal him in chess.

First Known Use of EQUAL

1590

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

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