equality

noun equal·i·ty \ i-ˈkwä-lə-tē \

Definition of equality

plural equalities
1 :the quality or state of being equal
2 :equation 2a

Examples of equality in a Sentence

  1. the ideals of liberty and equality

  2. it's absurd to suggest that there's an equality in the evil committed by the Nazis and the crimes of the government of that Asian country

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First Known Use of equality

15th century

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EQUALITY Defined for English Language Learners

equality

noun

Definition of equality for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being equal : the quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc.


EQUALITY Defined for Kids

equality

noun equal·i·ty \ i-ˈkwä-lə-tē \

Definition of equality for Students

plural equalities
:the condition or state of being the same in number, amount, degree, rank, or quality

Law Dictionary

equality

noun equal·i·ty

legal Definition of equality

:the quality or state of being equal: as
a :sameness or equivalence in number, quantity, or measure
b :likeness or sameness in quality, power, status, or degree


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