Adjective "equalling" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value.
  1. '1 litre is roughly equal to 1 quart'
  2. 'This team observed that fatty meals produce as much reflux over six hours as a balanced meal with an equal number of calories.'
  3. 'In estimating, it can be assumed that the yield of the concrete will be approximately equal to the quantity of gravel used.'
  4. 'Overall, the acts and scenes comprising the narrative of folktales of this type are roughly equal in length.'
  5. 'The film has its fascinating and tedious elements, in nearly equal measure.'
  6. 'Trim off the ends of each package and slice each into five equal portions.'
  7. 'Several forms of verbal therapy have roughly equal effects, he noted.'
  8. 'Milk should be frozen in portions approximately equal to the amount needed for one or two feedings.'
  9. 'Everywhere you look, this concept inspires admiration and trepidation in almost equal measure.'
  10. 'He also knows the critical letters will be balanced by an equal number of friendly letters.'
  11. 'In very rare cases, the right and left groove appear equal in size.'
  12. 'a society where women and men are equal partners'
  13. 'No one is above the law and everyone is equal before the law.'
  14. 'Can citizens be considered equal if they possess very different degrees of economic power?'
  15. 'He is not equal in status to the other citizens.'
  16. 'Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.'
  17. 'Weren't women already equal in the eyes of the law?'
  18. 'All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights.'
  19. 'French authorities contend the principle of secularism is meant to make everybody equal.'
  20. 'Women are finally becoming equal with men and not before time.'
  21. 'a dedicated campaigner for equal rights'
  22. 'Labour health spokesperson Liz McManus said the party was committed to providing equal access to a high-quality health service.'
  23. 'Until the achievement of equal pay in 1974, men fared better than women.'
  24. 'The report found pregnancy discrimination, equal pay, harassment, access to employment and promotion, and dismissal as causes of complaint.'
  25. 'After all, these were just two small units in a vast country where every Soviet citizen enjoyed equal rights and opportunities.'
  26. 'Although people claim there is an even playing field now and all access to opportunities is equal, it's not yet true.'
  27. 'I will do everything in my power to fight for fair and equal treatment.'
  28. 'Student Services created Services for Students with Disabilities to provide equal access and opportunities to students with disabilities.'
  29. 'I asked for equal rights and opportunities and I tried my hardest to achieve it.'
  30. 'In the 1960s she worked to improve women's access to education and training and to promote equal pay and opportunity.'
  31. 'These valuable resources will be managed through a local community structure working on the ethos of equal access to opportunities for all.'
  32. 'it was hardly an equal contest'
  33. 'At first, it seemed reasonable; everyone had fairly equal responsibilities, which I noted she never bothered with herself.'
  34. 'Will ‘close’ allies be persuaded to buy the US technologies as the price of a more equal relationship on the ground?'
  35. 'I'm no great fan of his but I do like to see an equal contest and I don't think that's what we're getting in this campaign.'
  36. 'The duel - more equal and balanced in the play than in the film, where the camera unfairly favours Nicholson - is a showdown between two opposed acting styles.'
Having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge)
  1. 'Against the wind in the second half, Confey now had to face a far tougher challenge but they were equal to the task.'
  2. 'I just don't feel equal to the challenge that I'm facing now.'
  3. 'He soon proved himself more than equal to the demands of combat soldiering.'


A person or thing that is the same as another in status or quality.
  1. 'entertainment facilities without equal in the British Isles'
  2. 'The stairways and the timbers used have had few equals in the present day.'
  3. 'A dozen short stories precede the novella, a reminder that while Updike may not be the equal of, say, Carver, in that genre he has few equals among his contemporaries.'
  4. 'Indeed, one of the fundamental demands of striking workers in the preceding years was to be treated as the equal of their masters.'
  5. 'The SAS is Great Britain's most elite force, the equal of any special forces group in the world.'
  6. 'She had never done so before, but she doubted that she was meant to be his intellectual equal anymore.'
  7. 'In the pantheon of funnymen, Rodney was, and still is, without equal.'
  8. 'Bergerac has an under-appreciated white wine, Monbazillac, that is almost the equal of many Sauternes and much less expensive.'
  9. 'I've eaten at a lot of Chinese restaurants on three different continents, and this was easily the equal of the best of them.'
  10. 'At last, an intelligent email from an intellectual equal.'
  11. 'For Juliet the relief must come from realising she has produced an album the equal of, if not better than, ‘Burn The Black Suit’.'


Be the same as in number or amount.
  1. 'the total debits should equal the total credits'
  2. 'Daily calcium intake should equal approximately 1500 mg of elemental calcium.'
  3. 'The formula that represents power density is watts times time, divided by spot size, equals power density.'
  4. 'But since equity equals assets minus total debt, a company decreases its equity by increasing debt.'
  5. 'Regional totals of disease incidence or patients receiving treatment often do not equal the sum of published country specific figures.'
  6. 'For example, total charges must equal total credits.'
  7. 'The total amount of the invoice equalled the amount of finance available, namely £14.5 millions.'
  8. 'A circle and square have an equal area only if the ratio between a side of the square and a radius of the circle equals the square root of pi.'
  9. 'The amount equals the compensation the European Union is seeking for the impact of the tax breaks on businesses in the union.'
  10. 'Exports of such services equalled 0.6 percent of all exports of goods and services in 2000.'
  11. 'The cost would roughly equal the amount currently spent by oil companies on petroleum exploration and production.'
  12. 'This time the Trophy Match equalled the flawless performance of the other two.'
  13. 'His fury at his compatriots is only equalled by his contempt for the Americans.'
  14. 'Five centuries - equalling the best ever total in a best-of - 25-frames match - were the highlights.'
  15. 'How could he have done something to equal what I had done?'
  16. 'He already has equaled his stolen base total from 1999.'
  17. 'The record was not equalled until August this year by Arsene Wenger's awesome Arsenal side.'
  18. 'Browne's time in the 60m sprint equalled his best performance this year, which has him ranked in the top 10 nationally.'
  19. 'He has now scored five tries in just three appearances this season, equalling his total for the entire 1998 season and out-stripping the two he managed last term.'
  20. 'With the big serves in today's tennis, I'm not sure this match will ever be equalled.'
  21. 'Publicly, she may well claim she aims to smash her final imprint into the record book, equalling the record of 20 Wimbledon titles garnered by Billie Jean King.'
  22. 'his work is concerned with why private property equals exploitation'
  23. 'Both universities have started educational campaigns to teach students that downloading copyrighted songs equals intellectual property theft.'
  24. 'But in this industry, status does not necessarily equal dollars or employment.'
  25. 'What you mean cannot equal what you say, because words and meaning are not identical.'
  26. 'The kind of space that I want to create is one where men do not think that a short skirt equals consent.'
  27. 'What these works reveal most vividly is that suburban history is, more than anything else, a story in which property equals power.'
  28. 'Lost quality equals lost income, while the farmgate price for cereals continues to be depressed.'
  29. 'But to the extent that virility equals violence it is not a vital force but only a cover for the real frigidity.'


1. as great as; the same as (often followed by to or with): The velocity of sound is not equal to that of light.

2. like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.; of the same rank, ability, merit, etc.: two students of equal brilliance.

3. evenly proportioned or balanced: an equal contest.

4. uniform in operation or effect: equal laws.

5. adequate or sufficient in quantity or degree: The supply is equal to the demand.

6. having adequate powers, ability, or means:

More examples(as adjective)

"problems can be equalling in/at/on percents."

"highs can be equalling."

"years can be equalling."

"titles can be equalling."

"rushes can be equalling."

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(equal)Late Middle English: from Latin aequalis, from aequus ‘even, level, equal’.


on equal terms
other (or all) things being equal
some — are more equal than others