Definition of Equal
1. Noun. A person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Group relationships: Peer Group
Specialized synonyms: Associate, Coeval, Contemporary, Gangsta, Backup, Backup Man, Fill-in, Relief, Reliever, Stand-in, Substitute, Replacement, Successor, Townsman
Derivative terms: Equate, Equate, Match
2. Verb. Be identical or equivalent to. "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
Specialized synonyms: Correspond, Equate, Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally, Correspond, Represent, Stand For, Translate
3. Adjective. Having the same quantity, value, or measure as another. "All men are equal before the law"
Also: Commensurate, Comparable, Same
Similar to: Equivalent, Tantamount, Close, Tight, Coequal, Coordinate, Equidistant, Equilateral, Even, Fifty-fifty, Half-and-half, Isochronal, Isochronous, Isoclinal, Isoclinic, Isometric, Isometrical, Isothermal, Quits, Even, Level, Tied
Derivative terms: Equality
4. Verb. Be equal to in quality or ability. "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
Related verbs: Equalise, Equalize, Equate, Match
Generic synonyms: Compete, Contend, Vie
Derivative terms: Match
5. Adjective. Having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task. "He was equal to the task"
Attributes: Adequacy, Adequateness
Similar to: Adequate To, Capable, Equal To, Up To, Competent
Derivative terms: Adequateness
6. Verb. Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching. "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Homologise, Homologize, Homogenise, Homogenize, Draw, Tie
Related verbs: Match, Rival, Touch
Derivative terms: Equalisation, Equaliser, Equalization, Equalizer, Equation, Equator
Definition of Equal
1. a. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
2. n. One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."
3. v. t. To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen&?;urate with.
Definition of Equal
1. Adjective. (not comparable) The same in all respects. ¹
2. Adjective. (context: mathematics not comparable) Exactly identical, having the same value. ¹
3. Adjective. (obsolete) Fair, impartial. ¹
4. Adjective. (comparable) Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified. ¹
5. Verb. (mathematics) To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to. ¹
6. Verb. To be equivalent to; to match ¹
7. Verb. (informal) To have as its consequence. ¹
8. Noun. A person or thing of equal status to others. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Equal
1. having the same capability, quantity, or effect as another [adj] / to be equal to [v EQUALED, EQUALING, EQUALS or EQUALLED, EQUALLING, EQUALS]
Medical Definition of Equal
1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc.; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task. "The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English." (Clarendon) "It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit." (Dryden) "Whose voice an equal messenger Conveyed thy meaning mild." (Emerson)
3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement. "An equal temper."
4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterised by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just. "Are not my ways equal?" (Ezek. Xviii. 29) "Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem." (Spenser) "Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise." (Milton)
5. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent. "They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me." (Cheyne)
6. Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; opposed to mixed.
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Literary usage of Equal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"These beams are of equal cross-section, because the tangent at у makes equal angles with the focal radii zy and z'y. But these beams are not of equal ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Concentrated at each end of the rod 1 — 2 are equal masses m, m, ... Let R equal the distance 0 — p, x the distance 0 — 1, and y the distance 0 — 2. ..."
3. Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science: Comprising by Charles Davies, William Guy Peck (1855)
"If it is of an odd ¡:* + p':* degree, the co-efficients of the terms, at equal distance« from the extremes of the first member, are equal with the same sign ..."
4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"THIRD BOOK INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON MANNERS, PROPERLY SO CALLED CHAPTER I That Manners Are Softened as Social Conditions Become More equal WE perceive that ..."