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Meaning of “equality” in the English Dictionary

"equality" in British English

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equalitynoun [U or C]

uk   /ɪˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/
B2 the ​right of different ​groups of ​people to have a ​similarsocialposition and ​receive the same ​treatment: equality between the ​sexes racial equality the ​governmentdepartmentresponsible for equalities

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(Definition of equality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"equality" in American English

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equalitynoun [U]

 us   /ɪˈkwɑl·ə·t̬i/
the ​right of different ​groups of ​people to ​receive the same ​treatment: racial equality
(Definition of equality from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equality" in Business English

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equalitynoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪˈkwɒləti/
a ​situation in which men and women, ​people of different races, religions, etc. are all ​treated fairly and have the same ​opportunities: She ​works as an ​adviser on equality and ​diversity at the ​Institute of Personnel and Development. We want to see equality and ​justice in the ​workplace.promote/campaign for/fight for equality The 2005 ​law was intended to ​promote equality for all Californians, regardless of sexual ​orientation. gender/racial/​social equality equality of ​rights/​treatment/​accessequality for sb The Iowa Constitution has lived up to its promises of equality for everyone.equality between sb and sb The ​principle of equality between ​foreign and ​domesticinvestorsneeds to be adhered to more closely. equality ​policies/​laws/​legislation
(Definition of equality from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “equality”
in Arabic مُساواة…
in Korean 평균…
in Portuguese igualdade…
in Catalan igualtat…
in Japanese 平等…
in Chinese (Simplified) (社会地位、待遇上的)平等, 均等…
in Turkish eşitlik, denklik…
in Russian равенство…
in Chinese (Traditional) (社會地位、待遇上的)平等, 均等…
in Italian uguaglianza, parità…
in Polish równość…
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