Definition of equivalence
1a : the state or property of being equivalentb : the relation holding between two statements if they are either both true or both false so that to affirm one and to deny the other would result in a contradiction
2 : a presentation of terms as equivalent
3 : equality in metrical value of a regular foot and one in which there are substitutions
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
First Known Use of equivalence
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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