equal·​ly ˈē-kwə-lē How to pronounce equally (audio)
: in an equal or uniform manner : evenly
sharing the money equally
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of equally was in the 14th century

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“Equally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equally. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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