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English adjective: equivalent

1. equivalent being essentially equal to something

SamplesIt was as good as gold.
A wish that was equivalent to a command.
His statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt.




English noun: equivalent

1. equivalent (cognition) a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc

SamplesSend two dollars or the equivalent in stamps.

Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis

Narrower (hyponym)counterpart, opposite number, replacement, substitute, vis-a-vis

2. equivalent (attribute) the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen

Synonymscombining weight, eq, equivalent weight

Broader (hypernym)atomic mass, atomic weight, relative atomic mass

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