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equivalentadjective

 us   /ɪˈkwɪv·ə·lənt/
equal to or having the same effect as something else: A mile is equivalent to about 1.6 kilometers.
equivalent equations mathematics
Equivalent equations are two equations (= mathematical statements) that have the same solutions.
equivalent
noun [C]  us   /ɪˈkwɪv·ə·lənt/
A day on the planet Mercury is the equivalent of 176 days on Earth.
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equivalentadjective

uk   /ɪˈkwɪv.əl.ənt/  us   /ɪˈkwɪv.əl.ənt/
C1 having the same amount, value, purpose, qualities, etc.: She's doing the equivalent job in the new company but for more money. Is $50 equivalent to about £30?

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equivalentnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ɪˈkwɪv.əl.ənt/  us   /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.

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equivalence
noun [U] uk   /ɪˈkwɪv.əl.əns/  us   /ɪˈkwɪv.əl.əns/ (also equivalency, uk   /-əns.i/ us   ) formal
There's a general equivalence between the two concepts.
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equivalentadjective

uk   us   /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.

equivalentnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/
something that is the same amount, price, size, etc. as something else or has the same purpose as something else: The FSA has spoken to its New York equivalent, the SEC, regarding the takeover. The price of a barrel of crude oil in the early 1980s went as high as $40 (the equivalent of $80 today).
equivalence
noun [U] /ɪˈkwɪvələns/ formal
The plan requires national systems to achieve equivalence to World Bank standards.
(Definition of equivalent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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