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equivalence

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noun equiv·a·lence \i-ˈkwiv-lən(t)s, -ˈkwi-və-\

Simple Definition of equivalence

  • : the quality or state of being alike : the quality or state of having the same value, function, meaning, etc.

Full Definition of equivalence

  1. 1 a :  the state or property of being equivalent b :  the relation holding between two statements if they are either both true or both false so that to affirm one and to deny the other would result in a contradiction

  2. 2 :  a presentation of terms as equivalent

  3. 3 :  equality in metrical value of a regular foot and one in which there are substitutions

Examples of equivalence

  1. the equivalence of the two propositions

  2. <moviegoers who mistakenly believe that there is an equivalence between the personality of an actor and that of his character>



Circa 1541

First Known Use of equivalence

circa 1541


Medical Dictionary

equivalence

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noun equiv·a·lence \i-ˈkwiv(-ə)-lən(t)s\

Medical Definition of equivalence

  1. :  the state or property of being equivalent





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