• WordNet 3.6
    • n equivalence qualities that are comparable "no comparison between the two books","beyond compare"
    • n equivalence essential equality and interchangeability
    • n equivalence a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced "on a par with the best"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average person consumes the equivalent of 26 gallons of milk a year, including almost 28 pounds of cheese
    • Equivalence Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
    • Equivalence The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.
    • Equivalence (Chem) The degree of combining power as determined by relative weight. See Equivalent n., 2.
    • Equivalence (Chem) The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency. See Valence.
    • v. t Equivalence To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years
    • n equivalence The condition of being equivalent; equality in value; correspondence in signification, force, nature, or the like: as, a universal equivalence of weights and measures is extremely desirable; exact equivalence between different words is rare. Also equivalency.
    • equivalence To be equivalent to; counterpoise.
    • n equivalence In chem., capability of mutual replacement, in chemical combination, of definite quantities of different substances: thus, there is equivalence between approximately 18.07 parts of aluminium, 40.1 of calcium, 46.1 of sodium, and 55.9 of (ferrous) iron in combining with the same fixed quantity of oxygen.
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  • Robert Collier
    “In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.”
  • Vincent Van Gogh
    “A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”
  • Mishkat Al-massabaih
    Mishkat Al-massabaih
    “Whoever approaches Me walking, I will come to him running; and he who meets Me with sins equivalent to the whole world, I will greet him with forgiveness equal to it.”
  • Anita Brookner
    “Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.”
  • Wilfrid Heed
    Wilfrid Heed
    “God has been so lavish in his gifts that you can lose some priceless ones, the equivalent of whole kingdoms, and still be indecently rich,”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. équivalence, LL. aequivalentia,


In literature:

Thus the amount of electricity associated with one gram-equivalent of any ion is 10^4/1.036 = 9653 units.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 8" by Various
One may be called the theory of an equivalent.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
In Yorkshire the Corallian rocks differ in many respects from their southern equivalents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The palace was the equivalent of our White House.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
This well had to be equivalent in depth to the elevator rise.
"Elevator Systems of the Eiffel Tower, 1889" by Robert M. Vogel
The total amount of water given is approximately equivalent to a rainfall of about 35 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
All teachers who taught in the fifth level or above were required to have a university education or its equivalent.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
There were also transferred to the court powers equivalent to those exercised by the legislature in granting absolute divorce.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Forests occupied an area of 15,604,000 acres in 1970, the equivalent of about 27 percent of the country's land surface.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The English equivalent of this weight is not known.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Five hundred sapeks are equivalent to about 2s.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The origin of the Italian equivalent appears to be uncertain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
This was equivalent to a complete revolution in 1861.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The result, however, of Poisson's investigation is practically equivalent to that already obtained by Laplace.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
It is continually taking up matter in the form of fuel, and giving off equivalent matter in the form of smoke and vapour.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The word lageman seems equivalent to judex.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
In the case of girls no investiture takes place, but for them the nuptial ceremony is considered as an equivalent to that rite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Fortunately we have the baptism records, or their equivalent, of all these missions.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
There is a lilt in it equivalent to the lyrical note, which those who read as Chaucer wrote recognise at once.
"The Bridling of Pegasus" by Alfred Austin
A coil of dewarras would be worth in European money, or its trade equivalent, about fifty dollars.
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood

In poetry:

E'er He for man can suffer,— He must be
A Man, from ev'ry vice and error free,
Whose death must be equivalent to all
The deaths of those on this terrestrial ball.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
'T is now that solitude has most of pain;
Vague apprehensions of approaching night
Whisper the soul, attuned to bliss, and fain
To find in love equivalent for light.
"Twilight Thoughts" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

The new terminal, due to open in 2014, will swell Jebel Ali's annual capacity by 4 million 20-foot-equivalent units to 19 million TEUs.
DP World has ordered 69 cranes for a new 4 million 20-foot-equivalent unit capacity terminal at its flagship Jebel Ali container port in the United Arab Emirates.
The human genome is riddled with dead genes, fossils of a sort, dating back hundreds of thousands of years — the genome's equivalent of an attic full of broken and useless junk.
He raised the equivalent of $2.4 million, in return for which the scientists eventually received 5 kilograms of 99.9995 percent pure silicon 28.
"With our strategic expansion efforts, we are opening the equivalent of one new FedEx Kinko 's location every business day over the 2008 fiscal year," says Ken May, president and CEO, FedEx Kinko 's.
Likening the Supreme Court Obamacare ruling to unleashing on taxpayers the equivalent of predatory lending, over the telephone US Rep Phil Roe sounds frustrated, but only because that's how he feels.
They have to spend every day looking for the equivalent of a needle in a haystack to make their cases.
Even on his good days, Andy Murray makes playing tennis look like the equivalent of swallowing cough medicine for two hours.
More than a decade after the introduction of Viagra, which spawned an everbroadening market for treating male sexual dysfunction, there's still no equivalent product for women.
Irvin Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800S has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 119 times across the globe.
It took as little as the metabolic equivalent of a 10-minute daily walk to start extending one's life span , the study found.
CryptDB can perform the digital equivalent of pulling the desired file out of a locked filing cabinet without ever unlocking it.
A s the most attractive land for would-be immigrants, America has the equivalent of the first 100 picks in the NBA draft.
4 to 6 eggs or egg beaters equivalent - add egg whites as well.
This is the electronic equivalent of a paint-by-numbers kit.

In science:

If E and ˆE are equivalent via an equivalence γ , we write γ : E ∼ ˆE .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
If γ is an equivalence from E to ˜E , then γ is an isomorphism, and is the unique equivalence from E to ˜E .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
Suppose E and ˜E are equivalent via an equivalence γ .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
This is similar to the equivalence of the type IIA and type IIB string theories when compactified on a circle and to the equivalence of the IIA and IIB little string theories .
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
In [AR], T is a Kazhdan–Lusztig cell of Sk , or, equivalently, the Knuth equivalence class (see [St, vol. 2, Ch. A1]).
Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_k
The model of point particle in general external fields is considered and the generalized equivalence principle is suggested identifying all backgrounds which give rise to equivalent particle dynamics.
Point particle in general background fields and generalized equivalence principle
It is clear that the gauge equivalent backgrounds lead to the particle dynamics which are physically equivalent.
Point particle in general background fields and generalized equivalence principle
In our formulation, this invariance is a particular manifestation of the generalized equivalence principle (12), corresponding to the canonical equivalence transformations (13) written up to o(e2) terms.
Point particle in general background fields and generalized equivalence principle
Mutual ly indiscernible” and “perpendicular” are symmetric relations. 3) On the family of end less indiscernible sequences, being equivalent is an equivalence relation.
Classification theory for theories with NIP - a modest beginning
Unlike geometric 2-deformation there is a global characterization of the resulting equivalence relation in terms of simple equivalence of chain complexes.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Therefore “simple homology equivalence” cannot be subsituted for “simple chain equivalence” in Theorem 1.2.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
We need an explicit equivalence relation (in terms of “moves”) on such data so that equivalence classes of data correspond to diffeomorphism classes of manifolds.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Presumably something like Milnor invariants would appear as obstructions to k -equivalent decompositions being k + 1-equivalent.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Let SH (A) denote the set of equivalance classes of PH (A) under the Murray-von Neumann equivalence relation.
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
SH (A) is equal to the set of equivalence classes in PH (A) for the equivalence relation generated by similarity and the relation p ∼ p ⊕ 0.
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras