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equivalent

adjective
 
 
/ɪˈkwɪvələnt/
the same in amount, price, size, etc.: The total consumer electronics market is equivalent to approximately $100 for every person on Earth.equivalent amount/level/price Under the new scheme, companies would agree to pay the pension contributions of their employees, and in return workers would sacrifice an equivalent amount from their salary.
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