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Meaning of EQUALITY

Pronunciation:  i'kwâlitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
  2. [n]  a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"

EQUALITY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: equation, equivalence, par
 Antonyms: inequality
 See Also: equatability, equivalence, evenness, position, sameness, status, tie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*qual"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Equalities}. [L. aequalitas,
fr. aequalis equal. See {Equal}.]
1. The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in
   quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value,
   rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in
   length or thickness; an equality of rights.

         A footing of equality with nobles.    --Macaulay.

2. Sameness in state or continued course; evenness;
   uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.

3. Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.

4. (Math.) Exact agreement between two expressions or
   magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the
   symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same
   number and kind of units of measure that x does.

{Confessional equality}. See under {Confessional}.

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