equal opportunity

Definition of equal opportunity


  1. :  not discriminating against people because of their race, religion, etc. an equal opportunity employer

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another

    :  identical in mathematical value or logical denotation :  equivalent

    :  like in quality, nature, or status

  1. :  one that is equal

    :  an equal quantity

  1. :  to be equal to

    :  to be identical in value to

    :  equalize

  1. :  a favorable juncture of circumstances

    :  a good chance for advancement or progress

Law Dictionary

equal opportunity

noun , often attrib

Legal Definition of equal opportunity

  1. :  freedom from discrimination (as in employment) on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sometimes sexual orientation — see also Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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