equality

Definitions:

  • The state or quality of being equal.
  • A statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another.
  • The state of being equal; identity in magnitude or dimensions, value, qualities, degree, etc.; the state of being neither superior nor inferior, greater nor less, better nor worse, stronger nor weaker, etc., with regard to the thing or things compared.
  • Evenness; uniformity; sameness in state or continued course; equableness: as, <em>equality</em> of surface; an <em>equality</em> of temper or constitution.
  • In other cases, to indicate equality or equivalence of sense: as, Latin <em>gratias = thanks.</em>
  • In a limited use, as in the etymologies of this dictionary, to indicate specifically equality (ultimate identity) of form: as, English <em>two</em> = Latin <em>duo</em> = Greek <bt>δύο</bt> = Sanskrit <em>dva.</em>
  • The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.
  • Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity.
  • Evenness; uniformity.
  • 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.
  • See under <er>Confessional</er>.
  • The fact of being <xref>equal</xref>.
  • (<xref>mathematics</xref>) The fact of being equal, of having the same value.
  • The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.
  • the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
  • a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
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