Examples of equivalence in a Sentence
the equivalence of the two propositions
moviegoers who mistakenly believe that there is an equivalence between the personality of an actor and that of his character
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There can be no moral equivalence between those who actively promote hate and those who oppose it.
Nobody else in the Trump administration offered comments suggesting any kind of equivalence in blame between the white supremacists and the counterprotesters.
Critics panned his comments as false equivalence, particularly as Venezuelans have become the No. 1 group seeking asylum in Spain, surpassing Syrians and Ukrainians.
In any case, his rhetoric has led to a distinctly alt-right false equivalence.
Were there demonstrations over that moral equivalence?
Critics said Trump created a false equivalence between the white nationalists at the rally and the counterprotesters.
Republicans have been themselves from the president, saying his suggestions of moral equivalence gave cover to the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who staged the rally to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.
There is no moral equivalence between the two sides.
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First Known Use of equivalence
Synonymscoequality, coordinateness, equality, equivalency, par, parity, sameness
Antonymsimparity, inequality, nonequivalence
Related Wordscomparability, compatibility, correlation, correspondence; alikeness, community, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude; exchangeability, interchangeability; identicalness, identity
Near Antonymsdifference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, divergence, diverseness, diversity; incompatibility; dissimilarity, unlikeness
EQUIVALENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of equivalence for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being alike : the quality or state of having the same value, function, meaning, etc.
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