equivalent

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  • Equal, as in value, force, or meaning.
  • Having similar or identical effects.
  • Being essentially equal, all things considered.
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  • Capable of being put into a one-to-one relationship. Used of two sets.
  • Having virtually identical or corresponding parts.
  • Of or relating to corresponding elements under an equivalence relation.
  • Having the same ability to combine.
  • Having equivalence.
  • Something that is essentially equal to another.
  • Equivalent weight.
  • In <em>geometry</em>: Said of two polygons if they can be cut into a finite number of triangles congruent in pairs.
  • In <em>chem.</em>, applied to the respective quantities of different substances which are capable of replacing each other in combination with a fixed quantity of some particular substance. These mutually replaceable quantities of such substances are said to be <em>equivalent</em> to each other. See <internalXref urlencoded="equiralence">equiralence</internalXref>. 2.
  • See <internalXref urlencoded="equivalence">equivalence</internalXref>, 2.
  • To produce or constitute an equivalent to; answer in full proportion; equal or equalize.
  • Equal in value, force, measure, power, effect, import, or meaning; correspondent; agreeing; tantamount: as, circumstantial evidence may be almost <em>equivalent</em> to full proof.
  • In <em>geology</em>, contemporaneous in origin; corresponding in position in the scale of rocks: as, the <em>equivalent</em> strata of different countries. See II., 2.
  • In <em>geometry</em>, having equal areas or equal dimensions: said of surfaces or magnitudes.
  • In <em>biology</em>, having the same morphic valence; homologous in structure.
  • That which is equal in value, measure, power, force, import, or meaning, to something else; something that corresponds, balances, compensates, etc.
  • In <em>geology</em>, a stratum or series of strata in one district formed contemporaneously with a stratum or series of a different lithological character in a different region, or occupying the same relative position in the scale of rocks, and agreeing in the character of its fossils if deposited under similar circumstances: thus, the Caen building-stone of France is the <em>equivalent</em> of the English Bath oölite.
  • Equal in worth or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.
  • Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; -- applied to magnitudes.
  • Contemporaneous in origin.
  • To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.
  • Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force.
  • That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their <ex>equivalents</ex> are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound.
  • A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule.
  • originally defined as the number of units of work which the unit of heat can perform, equivalent to the mechanical energy which must be expended to raise the temperature of a pound of water one degree Fahrenheit; later this value was defined as one <altname>British thermal unit</altname> (B.t.u). Its value was found by Joule to be 772 foot pounds; later measurements give the value as 777.65 foot-pounds, equivalent to 107.5 kg-meters. This value was originally called Joule's equivalent, but the modern Joule is defined differently, being 107 ergs. The B.t.u. is now given as 1,054.35 absolute Joules, and therefore 1 calorie (the amount of heat needed to raise one gram of water one degree centigrade) is <ex>equivalent</ex> to 4.186 Joules.
  • <xref>Similar</xref> or <xref>identical</xref> in <xref>value</xref>, <xref>meaning</xref> or <xref>effect</xref>; <xref>virtually</xref> <xref>equal</xref>.
  • Of two <xref>sets</xref>, having a one-to-one <xref>relationship</xref>.
  • Relating to the <xref>corresponding</xref> <xref>elements</xref> of an <xref>equivalence relation</xref>.
  • Having the equal <xref>ability</xref> to <xref>combine</xref>.
  • Of a map, <xref>equal-area</xref>.
  • Anything that is virtually equal to another.
  • An <xref>equivalent weight</xref>.
  • To make equivalent to; to <xref>equal</xref>.
  • 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
  • being essentially equal to something
  • a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
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