equal·​ly | \ ˈē-kwə-lē How to pronounce equally (audio) \

Definition of equally

1 : in an equal or uniform manner : evenly sharing the money equally
2 : to an equal degree respected equally by young and old

Examples of equally in a Sentence

The money will be distributed equally among the winners. My opinions are equally valid. She's respected equally by the young and old. The two projects are equally important.
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Recent Examples on the Web Having said that, the employees who introduce ideas to provide new experiences to customers play an equally important role. Quartz India, "Sunil Kumar on the jobs that will define India’s future," 11 Feb. 2020 Neither is Irene Morgan, who died in 2007 and who waged one of the first successful skirmishes in an equally important American revolution. Thomas M. Boyd, WSJ, "The Road That Led to Rosa Parks," 3 Feb. 2020 Here’s an equally important consideration, this one regarding strategy: President Trump’s imposition of actual tariffs has made the threat of tariffs more credible, and a variety of Trump tariff threats have borne robust results. Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, "Navarro’s Faith-Based Case for Tariffs," 17 Jan. 2020 But the show begins and ends with an equally important addition to the comedian’s family: his couch. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, "Fast Furniture Is an Environmental Fiasco," 14 Jan. 2020 The residents of this Wisconsin will believe in their own creative power to shape their world and, equally important, the creative power of their fellow citizens. David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What should happen in Wisconsin in the next decade? Eight emerging leaders answer that question.," 3 Jan. 2020 But how our food choices affect the environment is equally important. Popsci Staff, Popular Science, "Our favorite science and tech stories of 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 Such fundamentals are equally important for today’s teachers and students. Richard Gunderman, The Conversation, "3 lessons for today’s teachers and students from coach Vince Lombardi," 16 Dec. 2019 Beyond the weight of Winston’s fraught state, to the lesser but equally important basketball side for Izzo’s team, is the losses the Spartans are dealing with on the court. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball searching everywhere for normalcy," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of equally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Equally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equally. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of equally

: in an equal or even manner
: to an equal degree or extent

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