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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.


Synonymstantamount


Similarequal


Antonymsunequal


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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