Associations to the word «Equivalent»


EQUIVALENT, adjective. Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal.
EQUIVALENT, adjective. (mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one correspondence; equinumerous.
EQUIVALENT, adjective. (mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.
EQUIVALENT, adjective. (chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.
EQUIVALENT, adjective. (cartography) Of a map, equal-area.
EQUIVALENT, adjective. (geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.
EQUIVALENT, noun. Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.
EQUIVALENT, noun. (chemistry) An equivalent weight.
EQUIVALENT, verb. (transitive) To make equivalent to; to equal.
EQUIVALENT POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE, noun. The temperature a parcel of air at a specific temperature would have if raised from a specific pressure level to zero millibars, had all moisture condensed from it, and then lowered to 1000 millibars.
EQUIVALENT VARIATION, noun. (economics) The measure of how much money a consumer would pay before a price increase, to avoid the price increase.
EQUIVALENT WEIGHT, noun. (chemistry) The atomic weight of an element or radical divided by its valence; the molecular weight of a compound divided by its combining power in a specific reaction.
EQUIVALENT WEIGHTS, noun. Plural of equivalent weight

Dictionary definition

EQUIVALENT, noun. A person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc; "send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps".
EQUIVALENT, noun. The atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen.
EQUIVALENT, adjective. Being essentially equal to something; "it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt".

Wise words

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