equivalent (n.)

  1. a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc; send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps'

  2. 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

    [ Syn: equivalent weight , combining weight , eq ]

    equivalent (adj.)

  1. being essentially equal to something; it was as good as gold; a wish that was equivalent to a command; his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt

    [ Syn: tantamount ]

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