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English definition of “equivalent”


noun [C usually singular]     /ɪˈkwɪv.əl.ənt/
C1 something that has the same amount, value, purpose, qualities, etc. as something else: There is no English equivalent for 'bon appetit' so we have adopted the French expression. Ten thousand people a year die of the disease - that's the equivalent of the population of this town.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities equivalence     /-əns/ noun [U] (also equivalency,   /-əns.i/   ) formal There's a general equivalence between the two concepts.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
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