- 1to the same degree; in the same or in a similar way Diet and exercise are equally important. This job could be done equally well by a computer. We try to treat every member of staff equally. The findings of the survey apply equally to adults and children. The birds are equally at home in a woodland or riverside environment. She may have arrived late or it is equally possible that she never went there at all.
- 2in equal parts, amounts, etc. The money was divided equally among her four children. They share the housework equally.
- 3 used to introduce another phrase or idea that adds to, and is as important as, what you have just said I'm trying to do what is best, but equally I have to consider the cost.
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