Definition of equivalent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈkwɪvələnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkwɪvələnt//
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 equal in value, amount, meaning, importance, etc. 250 grams or an equivalent amount in ounces the price we would pay elsewhere for a broadly equivalent house equivalent to something Eight kilometres is roughly equivalent to five miles. The new regulation was seen as equivalent to censorship. Word Originlate 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’.
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