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Meaning of EQUATE

Pronunciation:  i'kweyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
  2. [v]  consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
  3. [v]  be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

EQUATE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: compare, correspond, equal, equalise, equalize, liken, match
 See Also: alter, be, change, consider, draw, equal, homogenise, homogenize, homologise, homologize, study, tie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*quate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equated}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Equating}.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level
or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See {Equal}.]
To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an
allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common
standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as,
to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or
curves; equated distances.

      Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both
      to F[rench] rolle.                       --Skeat
                                               (Etymol. Dict.

{Equating for grades} (Railroad Engin.), adding to the
   measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent.

{Equating for curves}, adding half a mile for each 360
   degrees of curvature.

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