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English definition of “equal”

equal

noun [C]     /ˈiː.kwəl/
B2 someone or something that has the same importance as someone or something else and deserves the same treatment: The good thing about her as a boss is that she treats us all as equals. Throughout her marriage she never considered her husband as her intellectual equal. As an all-round athlete he has no equal (= no-one else is as good).Position and status in groups and organizations
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