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Definition of Equivalent

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equal in worth or value, equal in importance; corresponding
something equivalent, something equal in value or importance; equivalent proportion (Chemistry)
Equivalent Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.
  
(n.)
That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.
  
(n.)
Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.
  
(n.)
A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.
  
(a.)
Equal in wortir or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.
  
(a.)
Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; -- applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.
  
(a.)
Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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equivalent
\e*quiv"a*lent\ (?), n.
1. something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done. he owned that, if the test act were repealed, the protestants were entitled to some equivalent. during some weeks the word equivalent, then lately imported from france, was in the mouths of all the coffeehouse.
2. (chem.) that comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. specifically: (a) the comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) the combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.
note: this term was adopted by wollaston to avoid using the conjectural expression atomic weight, with which, however, for a time it was practically synonymous. the attempt to limit the term to the meaning of a universally comparative combining weight failed, because of the possibility of several compounds of the substances by reason of the variation in combining power which most elements exhibit. the equivalent was really identical with, or a multiple of submultiple of, the atomic weight.
3. (chem.) a combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.


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Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cydwerth = n. an equivalent
Cystal = a. equivalent, equal, ad. so good, as good
Cywerthol = a. equivalent
Pridiol = a. equivalent; redeeming
Pun = n. what is equal or even, a. equal, equivalent
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc; "send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps"
(hypernym) cognition, knowledge, noesis
(hyponym) counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis
2. the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
(synonym) equivalent weight, combining weight, eq
(hypernym) atomic weight, relative atomic mass

Adjective
1. equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number"
(synonym) like, equal, same
2. being essentially equal to something; "it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt"
(synonym) tantamount(p)
(similar) equal
Equivalent Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
Compare with normality .1. The amount of substance that gains or loses one mole of electrons in a redox reaction. 2. The amount of substances that releases or accepts one mole of hydrogen ions in a neutralization reaction. 3. The amount of electrolyte that carries one mole of positive or negative charge, for example, 1 mole of Ba2+(aq) is 2 equivalents of Ba2+(aq).
Equivalent Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Equivalent Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Equivalence or equivalent may refer to:
  • In chemistry:
    • Equivalent (chemistry)
    • Equivalence point
    • Equivalent weight
  • In computing:
    • Turing equivalence (theory of computation)
  • In ethics:
    • Moral equivalence
  • In history:
    • The Equivalent, a sum paid from England to Scotland at their Union in 1707.
  • In logic:
    • Logical equivalence
    • Logical biconditional
  • In mathematics:
    • Equivalence relation
    • Equivalence of categories
    • Improper rotation equivalence
    • Rotational equivalence
    • Probabilistic equivalence
  • In patent law:
    • Doctrine of equivalents
  • In music:
    • Equivalence class (music)
  • In relativity:
    • Equivalence principle
  • In translation:
    • Dynamic and formal equivalence
  • In Medical Device Manufacturing:
    • Equivalency Document
  • In international trade:
    • Equivalence (trade), a requirement imposed on WTO Member countries regarding acceptable sanitary protection measures.
  • In art
    • Equivalent VIII, a minimalist sculpture by Carl Andre consisting of a collection of bricks.
    • Equivalents, a series of photographs of clouds taken by Alfred Stieglitz between 1925 and 1934

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Equivalent Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
PATENTSCOPE® Glossary
An application filed in a foreign patent office that is substantially similar or equivalent to the first filed patent and is based on some or all of the same invention. The two applications would generally have the same applicant and priority data.
  
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( About )
Equivalent Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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