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English definition of “equal”

equal

adjective (SAME)    /ˈiː.kwəl/
B1 the same in amount , number , or size : One litre is equal to 1.76 imperial pints . One box may look bigger than the other, but in fact they are roughly (= almost ) equal in volume .Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities B1 the same in importance and deserving the same treatment : All people are equal, deserving the same rights as each other. They've got a long way to go before they achieve equal pay / status for men and women. The government supports equal marriage (= the right of gay people to get married ).Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of equal adjective (SAME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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