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English definition of “equal”

equal

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈiːkwəl/
someone or something who is as important, successful, etc. as someone or something else: be the equal of sb/be sb's equal The EU increasingly sees itself as the equal of the US. On a professional and personal level the two men were equals.treat/accept/see sb as an equal Even though I was only a trainee, I was treated as an equal by the other staff.
(Definition of equal noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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