equal opportunity

adjective
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of equal opportunity

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : identical in mathematical value or logical denotation : equivalent

  3. : like in quality, nature, or status

  1. : one that is equal

  2. : an equal quantity

  1. : to be equal to

  2. : equalize

  3. : to make or produce something equal to

opportunity play
  1. : a favorable juncture of circumstances

  2. : a good chance for advancement or progress


Law Dictionary

equal opportunity

noun, often attributive

legal Definition of equal opportunity

: 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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