equiv·​a·​len·​cy | \ i-ˈkwiv-lən(t)-sē How to pronounce equivalency (audio) , -ˈkwi-və- \
plural equivalencies

Definition of equivalency

2 : a level of achievement equivalent to completion of an educational or training program a high school equivalency certificate

Examples of equivalency in a Sentence

as long as there's a rough equivalency in the armaments of the two countries, neither is likely to attack the other
Recent Examples on the Web Indy Reads' programs to promote literacy include high school equivalency diplomas to English language learning programs and more. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 13 July 2022 These students may be college-bound, or enrolled in a vocational/technical/certification training program, or seeking a GED or GED equivalency. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 July 2022 Merrillville Adult Education, located in Merrillville High School, will help individuals looking to complete the HiSET exam and obtain high school equivalency credentials. Chicago Tribune, 5 July 2022 The majority of equivalency sports are women’s sports. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 23 June 2022 No 'false sense of equivalency' between Republicans, Democrats. Fox News, 16 June 2022 Titleist even hired a teacher to help Gemaly get his high school equivalency degree. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 Soon after his death, Mrs. Redding earned a high school equivalency degree, enrolled in business classes and went to work at a booking agency owned by Phil Walden, Mr. Redding’s former manager. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 Howard said hopes to gain his high school graduate equivalency degree and obtain training in a specific trade. oregonlive, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of equivalency

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Equivalency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equivalency. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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equiv·​a·​len·​cy | \ -lən-sē How to pronounce equivalency (audio) \
plural equivalencies

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