- 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