• WordNet 3.6
    • v equalize make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office","The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
    • v equalize compensate; make the score equal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people
    • Equalize To be equal to; equal; to match. "It could not equalize the hundredth part
      Of what her eyes have kindled in my heart."
    • Equalize To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in amount or degree as compared; as, to equalize accounts, burdens, or taxes. "One poor moment can suffice
      To equalize the lofty and the low."
      "No system of instruction will completely equalize natural powers."
    • Equalize To pronounce equal; to compare as equal. "Which we equalize , and perhaps would willingly prefer to the Iliad."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London
    • equalize To be equal to; equal.
    • equalize To represent as equal; place on a level (with another).
    • equalize To make equal; cause to be equal in amount or degree as compared: as, to equalize accounts; to equalize burdens or taxes.
    • equalize Also spelled equalise.
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    Source Unknown
    “Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth”
  • Jeff Zaslow
    Jeff Zaslow
    “Some of these people need ten years of therapy --ten sentences of mine do not equal ten years of therapy.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”
  • William Penn
    “Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Our necessities never equal our wants.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    “Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. égaliser,


In literature:

In range of facial expressiveness his countenance is thus fully equal to that of his father.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
The learned and ignorant took equal pleasure in its living thoughts.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
And this is equally true of phosphoric acid, potash, and other elements of plant-food.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
They drew up a Code of Ten Tables, in which equal justice was dealt out to both orders.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The chemistry of the nitrogenous constituents of malt is equally important with that of starch and its transformations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The rest of the story is equally simple, but more painful.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Each divides into two equal parts so nearly alike that they cannot be distinguished apart.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Do they have equal opportunities for mental and moral improvement?
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
For all its sweeping implications, equality in the armed forces obviously had its pragmatic aspects.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Why is not a woman who is equally useless?
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
In 1890 the gross earnings had increased to $1,097,847,428, and equaled 10.8 per cent.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Equal laws and equal rights for all.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Raw troops could now be found to meet on equal terms with veterans.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
The handbooks were equally barren.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
But is it not an absurd perversion to use equal rights for the abolishment of equal rights?
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The advance fell back in dismay upon Sir John St. Clair's corps, which was equally dismayed.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
To make a cinkangle of equall sides, and equall corners in any circle appointed.
"The Path-Way to Knowledg" by Robert Record
Four equals two into two, and so returns equal for equal.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The senses which lose their functions in our sleep, are equally incapable of acting at the approach of death.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various

In poetry:

'Twas but a month that to a maiden
In happy wedlock he was tied.
His bride be deemed in worth the equal
To all beneath the heavens wide.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
Lo, in his white and ruddy face
Roses and lilies strive for place;
The morning-star, the rising sun,
With equal speed and splendour run.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
"Gay lordlings sought her for their bride,
But she would ne'er incline:
'Prove to your equals true,' she cried,
'As I will prove to mine.
"Nancy of the Vale" by William Shenstone
And as he goes forth, here and there,
New altars rise up unto prayer;
Though rude and meagre, yet are they
In all things equal to the day.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Yet Northward with an equal mind
I steer my course, and leave behind
The rapture of the Southern skies,--
The wooing of the Southern wind.
"Northward" by John Hay
Hours giving evidence
Or birth, advance
On death equally slowly.
And saying so to some
Means nothing; others it leaves
Nothing to be said.
"Nothing To Be Said" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Time and time again, President Bush has run circles around what is, at least on paper, a co-equal branch of government.
GEORGE McGINNIS was a franchise player when he arrived in Philadelphia in 1975, following four tremendous seasons in the ABA where he was considered the equal of Julius Erving.
But she and fellow bonobo researchers suspected that humans were equally related to bonobos .
These hand-built machines are equal to the original in every way—including price.
These hand-built machines are equal to t.
Braided from 100 percent Spectra fiber, PowerPro Ice comes in 8-, 10- and 15-pound breaking strengths, but in diameters much smaller than equal sizes of monofilament.
It scampers toward them—but suddenly, it finds itself teleported into another, equally familiar box.
The pans are not yet equal.
Have they struck a blow for equal rights.
Caps' Hendricks supports equality project.
The famed Cuban vocalist Omara Portuondo, who has been singing since the '40s, and most recently touring with Buena Vista Social Club, collaborates with the equally illustrious pianist Chucho Valdes on thirteen songs of heartbreak.
All else equal, a larger number of voluntary quits represents a labor market where job opportunities are more plentiful.
Zany characters in a bizarre story equal an amusing experience.
A circle and a square have equal areas only if the ratio of a square 's side to a circle's radius equals the square root of pi.

In science:

Magic squares are special cases of non-negative integer m × n rectangular matrices in which the sum of the elements in each row j is equal to µj , while the sum of the elements in each column k is equal to ˜µk .
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
Equality between two point variables is then expressed in FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1, σ) by requiring that all corresponding coordinates of the two point variables are equal.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
When translating an FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1, σ)-formula ψ , it is in general not known in advance which time coordinates are equal (this may depend on the input database; and it is undecidable in general which time coordinates are equal in an FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1, σ)-formula).
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
If one of the ai ’s or one of the bi ’s is equal to 0 , then the problem obviously admits a solution, thus suppose that none of the ai , bi ’s is equal to zero.
Embedding simple commutative monoids into simple refinement monoids
We have now established that {pn,k }n,k satisfy the same recursion as {pn,k }n,k , to prove that they are equal we have to show that they are equal for n = 1.
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
Thus there is a multiple-valued integral F (z) with periods ±2π i along C1 and Cn and all other periods equal to zero, the real part being constant equal to λk on Ck (we set λn = 0).
On Chordal and Bilateral SLE in multiply connected domains
Note further that every extreme point satisfying (12) with equality also satisfies (13) with equality.
Lifting Bell inequalities
Alternatively, one could have deduced the same result starting from the fact that the pγ satisfy the implicit equalities (7) and (8), and counting the number of constraints that these equalities impose on the pγ (i′ , j ′ , k ′ ).
Lifting Bell inequalities
Moreover, it is clear that if pλ (i′ , j ′ , k ′ ) satisfy (16) with equality the corresponding extreme point of B satisfy (15) with equality, and the other way around.
Lifting Bell inequalities
Then, for V N ∗ and ΛN ∗ as in Theorem 2.1, the fol lowing limits exist in distribution: |ΛN ∗ |/N → β (Z ) − (1 − Z ) log(1 − Z ). |V N ∗ |/N → Z, In the case where ζ has only a single point ζ0 < z ∗ , then Z is equal to ζ0 with probability 1 2 and equal to z ∗ with probability 1 2 .
Structure of large random hypergraphs
The last expression above equals 0, i.e., all its coefficients equal 0, because for λ ∈ Π, (εi , λ) = λi is an integer between −r and r .
Presenting generalized Schur algebras in types B,C,D
Graphs with wires of equal lengths.– We consider the case of equal lengths lαβ = l ; then we can choose γ = 1 without loss of generality and introduce the notation u ≡ e−l .
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
In the case where removal of edges results in several connected components, the multiplicity of the eigenvalue equal to one is equal to the number of connected components.
An interlacing technique for spectra of random walks and its application to finite percolation clusters
Then c0 ρ′ + (c0 ) ≤ 2, with equality in the classical Erd˝os–R´enyi case; more precisely, equality holds if and only if RS κ(x, y) dµ(y) = 1 for a.e. x.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The algorithm generates sequence of two equally probable numbers Xi where i = 1,2. Following the same algorithmic technique sequence of N equally probable numbers Xi can be generated where i =1,2,….N.
Human being is a living random number generator