|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||cognition counterpart substitute|
|2.||[ adjective ] equal in amount or value|
|Synonyms:||same equal like|
"like amounts" "equivalent amounts" "the same amount" "gave one six blows and the other a like number" "an equal number" "the same number"
|3.||[ adjective ] essentially equal|
"women are paid less than men doing equivalent work"
|4.||[ adjective ] 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"
|5.||[ noun ] (chemistry) 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|
|Synonyms:||equivalent_weight combining_weight eq|