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equivalent

adjective    /ɪˈkwɪv·ə·lənt/
equal to or having the same effect as something else : A mile is equivalent to about 1.6 kilometers . equivalent equations mathematics Equivalent equations are two equations (= mathematical statements ) that have the same solutions . equivalent    /ɪˈkwɪv·ə·lənt/ noun [C] A day on the planet Mercury is the equivalent of 176 days on Earth .
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