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Pronunciation:  i'kwivuluns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"
  2. [n]  essential equality and interchangeability
  3. [n]  a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"

EQUIVALENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: comparability, compare, comparison, equality, equation, par
 Antonyms: nonequivalence
 See Also: alikeness, equality, likeness, parity, position, similitude, status, tie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*quiv"a*lence\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]quivalence, LL.
    1. The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of
       worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence
       of definitions.
    2. Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
    3. (Chem.)
       (a) The quantity of the combining power of an atom,
           expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen
           atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency.
           See {Valence}.
       (b) The degree of combining power as determined by
           relative weight. See {Equivalent}, n., 2. [R.]
  2. \E*quiv"a*lence\, v. t.
    To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance. [R.] --Sir
    T. Browne.
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