Adjective "equivalent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.
  1. 'An equivalent amount of normal saline was added to control tubes in lieu of enzyme solution and processed similarly.'
  2. 'In return, any project that has benefited from the fund must spend the equivalent amount with creative businesses in Wales.'
  3. 'These credits can be applied to medical services at Woodhull for an equivalent dollar value.'
  4. 'We will panic about being unable to afford to replace the boiler and then, on impulse, book a weekend in Ibiza that costs the equivalent amount.'
  5. 'This gives the equivalent amounts of income respondents are prepared to give up or accept for a change in the level of another characteristic.'
  6. 'Of course, in that event, the broker would be unlikely to have paid the equivalent amount to the customer either.'
  7. 'Had he bought another home for his retirement within the city he would have paid the entire amount for an equivalent property.'
  8. 'The structure has eight cylindrical tubes that store the equivalent amount to that of moneybags.'
  9. 'Meat substitutes generally contain less protein than an equivalent amount of meat.'
  10. 'As such, nominal practice selling prices are higher than equivalent cash values.'
  11. 'some regulations are equivalent to censorship'
  12. 'That is equivalent to the admission requirements of some Oxford and Cambridge colleges.'
  13. 'This is equivalent to three bin bags of rubbish per household of four or less people.'
  14. 'If other countries invade Syria, would that be in any way equivalent to Poland?'
  15. 'It seems somewhat equivalent to winning the midweek and weekend Lottery in the same week.'
  16. 'A two-week holiday in school time is equivalent to nearly half a day a week of teaching for two terms.'
  17. 'The effect is equivalent to always rejecting the face-up card that is passed to you.'
  18. 'When he reaches the top of that he shadow boxes, all the while wearing a burden equivalent to a quarter of his own body weight.'
  19. 'Additionally, the effect of watching fish was determined to be equivalent to the effect of hypnosis.'
  20. 'That is equivalent to the same life reduction you would expect from smoking.'
  21. 'It was equivalent to approving violent actions to suppress our freedom of speech.'
  22. 'A is equivalent to A for all A in the set of upper case Latin characters.'


A person or thing that is equal to or corresponds with another in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.
  1. 'Any idea without an exact equivalent in sterling or status is automatically suspect and marks you as a fool.'
  2. 'Marias opens the piece by talking about how some phrases just don't have a similar equivalent in other languages.'
  3. 'India was at last ready for a swadeshi equivalent to the New York or London Review of Books.'
  4. 'The carnival is the equivalent to a big match day in terms of manpower, although it is usually peaceful.'
  5. 'Of course, words in one language don't always have exact equivalents in another.'
  6. 'That sum is the equivalent to the entire GDP of all the countries in question.'
  7. 'This is surely the media equivalent to saying that the sun revolves around the earth.'
  8. 'There is no tram equivalent to the National Railway Museum in York, but at least we have the pictures.'
  9. 'We need urgently to develop our own homegrown equivalent to drive forward change.'
  10. 'Opting out is the equivalent to handing back to your employer some of your rightful wages.'
The mass of a particular substance that can combine with or displace one gram of hydrogen or eight grams of oxygen, used in expressing combining powers, especially of elements.
  1. 'Methanol content was related to galacturonic acid equivalents on a mol basis to calculate degree of methylesterification.'
  2. 'It is defined as the number of equivalents of solute per volume of solution in liters.'


1. equal in value, measure, force, effect, significance, etc.: His silence is equivalent to an admission of guilt.

2. corresponding in position, function, etc.: In some ways their prime minister is equivalent to our president.

3. Geometry. having the same extent, as a triangle and a square of equal area.

4. Mathematics. (of two sets) able to be placed in one-to-one correspondence.

5. Chemistry. having the same capacity to combine or react chemically. noun

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More examples(as adjective)

"deficits can be equivalent to percents."

"concerts can be equivalent to shares."

"concerts can be equivalent to cashs."

"prices can be equivalent to prices."

"debts can be equivalent to percents."

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Late Middle English (describing persons who were equal in power or rank): via Old French from late Latin aequivalent- ‘being of equal worth’, from the verb aequivalere, from aequi- ‘equally’ + valere ‘be worth’.