• WordNet 3.6
    • v equate 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 equate consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans","You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
    • v equate be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All penguins live south of the equator
    • v. t Equate To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or curves; equated distances. "Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both to F[rench] rolle."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At the equator the Earth spins at about 1,038 miles per hour
    • equate To make equal or equivalent; regard or treat as equal.
    • equate To reduce to an average; make such correction or allowance in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison, or will bring to a true result: as, to equate observations in astronomy.
    • equate To be equal or equivalent to; equal.
    • equate In entomology, smooth, as a surface; having no special elevations or depressions. Also equal.
    • equate To join by the sign of equality.
    • equate In the preparation of the running schedules for trains, to make an allowance of an imaginary increase in length of line, on account of and as an equivalent of the retardation due to curves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The earth is 24,901 miles around at the equator.
    • v.t Equate to reduce to an average or to a common standard of comparison: to regard as equal:—pr.p. equāt′ing; pa.p. equāt′ed
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  • Peter Robert Fleming
    Peter Robert Fleming
    “With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare, to make level or equal, fr. aequus, level, equal. See Equal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. æqualisæquāre, to make equal—æquus, equal.


In literature:

On the 20th of November, being then just about 40 minutes south of the equator, and in Long.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
One grand and important fact has been ascertained, namely, that all the waters of the sea flow from the equator to the poles and back again.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
The hot salt-waters of the Equator flow to the Poles to get freshened and cooled.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
They flow perpetually from the equator to the poles, and from the poles to the equator.
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
The ancients had said that no continent existed south of the equator.
"Discoverers and Explorers" by Edward R. Shaw
In going through Sophoulis' equations, Lancaster found what he believed was the flaw that was blocking progress.
"Security" by Poul William Anderson
If it is accurately done, application of the k-factor equations is almost mechanical.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
The fundamental equation of the economist, then, is that the value of everything is proportionate to its cost.
"The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice" by Stephen Leacock
Most students of hypnosis equate the phenomenon of amnesia with the somnambulistic state.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
An Elementary Treatise on the Theory of Equations, with a Collection of Examples.
"The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]" by William Shakespeare
The same exchange takes place between the south pole and the equator.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
He began to try to work out the derivation of the Beale equations, the equations which had solved the principle of the no-space drive.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The equation seemed undisturbed, yet there was something wrong with it.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Longitude "0" is seen on the Equator between the two forks of the "Sabaeus Sinus.
"To Mars via The Moon" by Mark Wicks
Every point on the equator is, therefore, 90 deg.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The glare of the noonday sun, here on the equator, is inconceivable.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
This is the equation of demand and supply.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Or a few pages of scribbled equations, tossed into a desk drawer at the Institute.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
The equations to the chord, tangent and normal are readily derived by the ordinary methods.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Both branches belong to the same curve and are included in this equation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

Point for the great descants
Of starry disputants;
Of creation.
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
There was gorging Jack and guzzling Jimmy,
And the youngest he was little Billee.
Now when they got as far as the Equator
They'd nothing left but one split pea.
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray
No net will hold it - always it will return
Where the ripples settle, and the sand -
It lives unmoved, equated with the stream,
As flowers are fit for air, man for his dream.
"In the Beck" by Kathleen Raine
No doubt you can, your marvel man,
But will it serve our good?
Will it prolong our living span
And multiply our food?
Will it bring peace between the nations
To make equations?
"Einstein" by Robert W Service
To the portal gleaming, where the waiting sphinxes,
Humoring his dreaming, give him what he thinks is
Key to the arcana--plausible equation
Of the problems many in his incarnation.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?"
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
"They are merely conventional signs!
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

He admits that when some people hear the word "sushi," they equate it with raw fish.
Straddling the equator, Gabon 's Ivindo National Park has some of the most impenetrable rainforests and wildest rivers on Earth.
It has been equated with a bandage for the fractured nation and a zombie apocalypse.
Albert Einstein writes out an equation for the density of the Milky Way on the blackboard at the Carnegie Institute.
More re-firing equates to less gloss , a rougher surface, lower quality, and worse, a less hygienic product.
You could be neglecting to train a key body part of the equation, the glutes .
It's a simple equation, not scientific as much as common sense: Energy in = energy burned.
In 2012, having Ty Segall produce your album and JEFF the Brotherhood release it on their label equates to serious cred among garage rock aficionados.
North of the equator, April showers bring May flowers.
They're part of her equestrian equation, a striking symmetry that's hard to resist.
Here's the equation: Colorado prisoners tame wild horses in need of adoption.
ESPN analyst Skip Bayless fueled a developing quarterback controversy in Washington this week by bringing the players' races into the equation.
Dirk Helbing, Martin Treiber, " Numerical Simulation of Macroscopic Traffic Equations," Computing in Science & Engineering, vol 1, no.
This all equated to one of the weirdest things we've ever witnessed in Gagaville.
Müller is the third man in this equation, but the German was never the player that Pelé indubitably was, or that Messi is becoming.

In science:

Does this mean that the existing WT theory, and in particular the kinetic equation, is invalid? To answer to this question let us differentiate the discrete version of the equation (15) with respect to λ’s to get equations for the amplitude moments.
Probability densities and preservation of randomness in wave turbulence
Since the construction of the equation (11) reflects the cohomological deformation, we might call the equation (11) as noncommutative Riemann condition under the condition that the corresponding solution to the equation ∇φ = 0 is in S (R2 ).
Noncommutative Riemann Conditions
In Smak’s formulation, the Lagrangian time derivative of temperature on the right hand side of equation (15) is given by radiative cooling of the surface element (his equation (16)) and he apparently numerically integrated his equations as an initial value problem.
Enhanced mass transfer during dwarf nova outbursts by irradiation of the secondary?
The last four just mentioned equations are a parameterisation of equation (10.26) and whatever m and λ are they can be eliminated between these equations to give (10.26) with E = El,m .
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
Because the equation to be solved is so much like the hydrogen atom equation, we can follow much the same route as is used to solve the hydrogen quantum radial equation, although a distinct deviation from that route is required.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
In the list of Schr¨odinger operators and operands above each Schr¨odinger case is followed, one step down, by two equations, an l ′ restricted Laplace operator with operand and a quantised energy equation which together are equivalent to the preceding Schr¨odinger equation.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
M -Superspace, corresponds to Einstein’s equations together with the following constraints equations, H[g , φ; π , p] = 0 , Pb [g , φ; π , p] = −2πa These equations constrain only initial conditions, but not dynamics.
Geometry of Dynamical Systems
The Einstein-Maxwell equations now reduce to the elliptic system of equations for the potentials Λ~κ and E~κ , known as the Ernst equations, plus a quadrature for the remaining function in the metric (k(ρ, z) in (2)) in terms of the potentials (see Appendix A for the explicit expressions).
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
This is nice result since we should obtain ten independent equations for scalar modes and we see that the equation of motion for T and for X 9 imply one equation of motion for mode t.
Tachyon Kink on non-BPS Dp-brane in the General Background
The system of nonlinear differential-difference equations ˙αn = (1 − α2 n )(αn+1 − αn−1 ), is known as the discrete modified KdV equation (see [AblLad1] and [Gek]) or the equation of the Schur flows (see [FayGek]).
CMV matrices in random matrix theory and integrable systems: a survey
The gauge condition (3.14) reduces the Einstein vacuum field equations to the wave equations on gravitational potentials hαβ (see equation (3.4)).
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
Last of the two equations looks as the system of 2 × 2 linear matrix equations with the coefficients Aij , Bij depending from the solutions of the first system of equations ( this resemble the situation with the soliton theory!).
Riemann extensions in theory of the first order systems of differential equations
The Einstein equation is the Euler-Lagrange equation of a Lagrangian with gauge symmetry and thus in the Lorentzian case it, like the Yang-Mills equation, can be viewed as a system of evolution equations with constraints.
Geometric Analysis and General Relativity
The constraint equations implied by the Einstein equations can be viewed as a system of elliptic equations in terms of suitably chosen variables.
Geometric Analysis and General Relativity
Equation (1), and more generally, the prescribed mean curvature equation which will be discussed below, is a quasilinear, uniformly elliptic second order equation.
Geometric Analysis and General Relativity