• WordNet 3.6
    • n equalizer a score that makes the match even
    • n equalizer a weight that balances another weight
    • n equalizer electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Napoleon took 14,000 French decrees and simplified them into a unified set of 7 laws. This was the first time in modern history that a nation's laws applied equally to all citizens. Napoleon's 7 laws are so impressive that by 1960 more than 70 governments had patterned their own laws after them or used them verbatim.
    • Equalizer (Electronics) a device or circuit within a sound-reproducing system that reproduces the original frequency distribution of the sound before recording by compensating for inequialities in the frequency response of the system.
    • Equalizer A device, as a bar, for operating two brakes, esp. a pair of hub brakes for an automobile, with equal force.
    • Equalizer a gun.
    • Equalizer (Aëronautics) A sliding panel to preserve the lateral stability of an aëroplane.
    • Equalizer (Elec) Any device for equalizing the pull of electromagnets; also, a conductor of low resistance joining the armature ends of the series field coils of dynamos connected in parallel.
    • Equalizer One who, or that which, equalizes anything.
    • Equalizer same as Equalizing bar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first woman to run for President was Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ballot in 1872.
    • n equalizer One who or that which equalizes or makes equal; an adjuster; a leveler.
    • n equalizer Specifically, a pivoted bar attached to the pole of a wagon and carrying at its ends the swingletrees to which the horses are attached; an evener. Also called equalizing-bar.
    • n equalizer Also spelled equaliser.
    • n equalizer In a wide sense, any form of balanced bar designed to equalize irregular strains, as in the buffers of a car-platform or the springs used to keep a car-vestibule closed under the swaying of the cars when in motion.
    • n equalizer A box or tank, loosely filled with sand, coke, sawdust, or other cleansing material, through which the gas from a producer is passed to make its quality uniform.
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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “If an angel were ever to tell us anything of his philosophy I believe many propositions would sound like 2 times 2 equals 13.”
  • John Stuart Mill
    “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.”
  • Gerald Barzan
    Gerald Barzan
    “Forty for you, sixty for me And equal partners we will be”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you.”


In literature:

His official counselors, equally patriotic and sincere, were not his equals in calmness of temper.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
Succeeding times did equal folly call.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Originally, personal adornment occupied the attention of both sexes equally.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Of course two of the second size and three of the third size were respectively equal to one apple of the largest size.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Certainly, if we vote equally, we ought to pay equally; but the smaller states will hardly purchase the privilege at this price.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
They esteem the people of England and France equally, and equally detest the governing powers of both.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In the South the westward march was equally swift.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The flowers and the vegetables are equally admirable, and equally true to nature.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Let us not deceive ourselves, and reap misery and disappointment by thinking that we can, by any effort, equal them.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
The black hand on the large gauge indicates the equalizing reservoir pressure; on the small gauge, brake pipe pressure.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous

In poetry:

A friend whose ear is ever closed
Against traducers' poison breath;
And, though in me be not disclosed
An equal love, yet loves till death--
"Friendship" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Let then no doubt, Celinda, touch,
Much less your fairest mind invade,
Were not our souls immortal made,
Our equal loves can make them such.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
There are none so sweet as my own fond love;
None so beautious or true;
Her equal I could never find,
Though I search the whole world thro'.
"My Lady Love" by Robert C O Benjamin
They had strong faith in things unseen,
But stronger in the things they saw
Revenge for Mercy's pitying mien,
And lordly Right for equal Law.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
So shall ye both to mortals bring
An equal good in Reason's scale;
And Hope her sweetest song shall sing,
When Memory tells her noblest tale.
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
A soul that higher yet aspir'd,
With equal love to Jesus fir'd,
"'Tis mine to sing the highest notes
To love, that wash'd the foulest blots."
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Each Awning Pro-Tech kit is comprised of five equal-length pieces measuring 51.33 inches, allowing total coverage for awnings up to 20 feet long with diameters ranging from 3.65 inches to 4.25 inches, which covers most late-model awnings .
The New York marriage equality bill won't go to a vote.
Daisy Khan has been hailed as a healer, a link between moderate Islam and the West, and a force for equality for Muslim women.
Bocanegra equals Balboa in win.
Billie Jean King says about the equal prize money issue in tennis that it isn't about the money, it's about the message.
His liner notes have enhanced hundreds of vocal reissues, and his books and newspaper columns are equally perceptive.
Now, as this video show, he's decided to give it some equally pricey company in his garage—a $1.5 million Maybach Landaulet.
Birk 's Ravens teammate Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a vocal supporter of marriage equality and has appeared in campaign ads supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland.
Sauce (equal parts melted butter, fresh lemon juice, and Worchester).
Methodist Charlton Medical Center in south Dallas is staffed for 225 beds but its emergency department volume is equal to hospitals two and three times larger, says its president, Jonathan Davis.
Religious and environmental imams are equally destructive.
Equal access, equal opportunity priceless.
"No republic is safe that tolerates a privileged class, or denies to any of its citizens equal rights and equal means to maintain them.".
He would treat everyone equally, and to ensure equality would refuse to recognize any intermediary institution.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan said Tuesday that a comment Republican rival Ovide Lamontagne made about equal pay for equal work shows his insensitivity to New Hampshire women.

In science:

In this model, the initial reference lattice is periodic, and the rest bond length RbR is equal to the equilibrium lattice parameter Rb0 for every bond, which we set equal to one.
Nonaffine Correlations in Random Elastic Media
We let S be the unique direct summand of M such that its stabilizer is equal to ˜P and let T ⊂ M be the unique direct complement of S such that the stabilizer of the decomposition S ⊕ T is equal to ˜L.
Flatness of the mod $p$ period morphism for the moduli space of principally polarized abelian varieties
Let v ′ (g ), defined for g ∈ P AT Hi be equal to d−2i−1 for g ∈ Ci , to d−2i−2 for g ∈ Ci+1 and otherwise equal to v (g ).
Almost Sure Recurrence of the Simple Random Walk Path
Then the value of Xi at 0 is equal to ∂xi := ∂i and the value of the dual form ω i at 0 is equal to dxi .
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
The normalized root of the variance equals p2/a1 when all eigenvalues are equal and equals √2 when all eigenvalues but one vanish.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei