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equality

noun [U or C] uk   /ɪˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/
B2 the right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment: equality between the sexes racial equality the government department responsible for equalities
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in Korean 평균…
in Arabic مُساواة…
in Portuguese igualdade…
in Catalan igualtat…
in Japanese 平等…
in Italian uguaglianza, parità…
in Chinese (Traditional) (社會地位、待遇上的)平等, 均等…
in Russian равенство…
in Turkish eşitlik, denklik…
in Chinese (Simplified) (社会地位、待遇上的)平等, 均等…
in Polish równość…
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