equivalent


equivalent
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noun
ADJECTIVE
direct, exact
approximate, closest (esp. AmE), nearest (esp. BrE), rough

the nearest equivalent we have to a carnival

contemporary, modern, modern-day

the modern equivalent of the Roman baths

moral

The campaign says that hunters are the moral equivalent of murderers.

aural, visual

These drawings are the visual equivalents of stage whispers.

verbal
architectural, cinematic, journalistic, literary, musical, sporting (esp. BrE), etc.
digital, electronic, online

the online equivalent of the telephone

female, male
American, British, etc.
cash (business)

The company has $43.8 million in cash and cash equivalents.

VERB + EQUIVALENT
be, be considered, represent
become
have

a word which has no direct equivalent in English

produce, provide
earn, receive

each sponsor received the equivalent of £1millon worth of advertising.

pay (sb)

He's only paid the equivalent of $200.

PREPOSITION
equivalent for

There is no exact male equivalent for witches.

equivalent in

It is the approximate equivalent in height to the Matterhorn.

equivalent of

This qualification is the equivalent of a degree.

equivalent to

This concert hall is the American equivalent to London's Albert Hall.

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adj.
VERBS
be, seem
become
ADVERB
exactly, precisely
almost, essentially, practically
approximately, broadly, more or less, roughly

the price we would pay elsewhere for a broadly equivalent house

logically, mathematically
morally
PREPOSITION
in, to

These first computers were equivalent in power to a modern calculator.

Equivalent is used with these nouns: ↑amount, ↑proportion, ↑size

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • équivalent — équivalent, ente (é ki va lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   Qui équivaut, qui est de même valeur. Rendre un service équivalent à celui que l on a reçu. 2°   Terme de géométrie. Il se dit des surfaces ou des volumes qui ont les mêmes contenances sans avoir… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Equivalent — E*quiv a*lent ([ e]*kw[i^]v [.a]*lent), n. 1. Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done. [1913 Webster] He owned that, if the Test Act were repealed, the Protestants… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • equivalent — e‧quiv‧a‧lent [ɪˈkwɪvlənt] noun [countable] something that is equal in value, amount, quality etc to something else: • The Japanese bank had the equivalent of $131 billion in assets on March 31. equivalent adjective : • It must issue 5 million… …   Financial and business terms

  • equivalent — eq·uiv·a·lent n: something that performs substantially the same function as another thing in substantially the same way compare aggregation, combination, invention ◇ Under patent law, a patentee may bring a claim for infringement against the… …   Law dictionary

  • Equivalent — Équivalent Pour les articles homonymes, voir équivalence. La notion d équivalence permet de dire précisément et « mathématiquement » quand deux fonctions ou deux suites ont le même comportement au voisinage d un point ou de l infini.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Equivalent — E*quiv a*lent ([ e]*kw[i^]v [.a]*lent), a. [L. aequivalens, entis, p. pr. of aequivalere to have equal power; aequus equal + valere to be strong, be worth: cf. F. [ e]quivalent. See {Equal}, and {Valiant}.] 1. Equal in worth or value, force,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Équivalent Eq — Équivalent (chimie) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Équivalence. Les équivalents (val ou Eq ou eq) sont une mesure de concentration. Un équivalent est défini comme la masse en gramme d une substance qui peut réagir avec 6,022 x 1023 électrons.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • equivalent — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. equivalent and directly from L.L. aequivalentem (nom. aequivalens) equivalent, prp. of aequivalere be equivalent, from L. aequus equal (see EQUAL (Cf. equal)) + valere be well, be worth (see VALIANT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • equivalent — Equivalent, [equival]ente. adv. Qui est de mesme prix, de mesme valeur. Je luy donneray un heritage equivalent. une chose equivalente. Il est aussi subst. On n a pu le remettre en possession des villes qu on luy avoit prises, mais on luy en a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • equivalent — ► ADJECTIVE (often equivalent to) 1) equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc. 2) having the same or a similar effect. ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that is equivalent to another. DERIVATIVES equivalence noun equivalency noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Equivalent — E*quiv a*lent, v. t. To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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