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Definition of equivalent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    equivalent

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    NAmE//ɪˈkwɪvələnt//
     
     
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  1.  equal in value, amount, meaning, importance, etc. 250 grams or an equivalent amount in ounces equivalent to something Eight kilometers is roughly equivalent to five miles. The new regulation was seen as equivalent to censorship.
  2. NAmE//ɪˈkwɪvələns//
     
    noun [uncountable] (formal) There is no straightforward equivalence between economic progress and social well-being.
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