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>
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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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