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Definition of equal
EqualEqual E"qual, a. [L. aequalis, fr. aequus even, equal; akin to
Skr. ?ka, and perh. to L. unus for older oinos one, E. one.]
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
3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal
movement. ``An equal temper.' --Dryden.
4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side;
characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable;
Are not my ways equal? --Ezek. xviii.
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.
6. (Mus.) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all
male or all female; -- opposed to mixed. [R.]
7. (Math.) Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
Equal temperament. (Mus.) See Temperament.
Syn: Even; equable; uniform; adequate; proportionate;
commensurate; fair; just; equitable.
Equal E"qual, n.
1. 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.'
Those who were once his equals envy and defame him.
2. State of being equal; equality. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Meaning of equal from wikipedia
- equal commonly refers
to a state
may also refer
(sweetener), a brand
of artificial sweetener
- an equal temperament
is a musical temperament
, or a system
, in which every
pair of adjacent notes
has an identical frequency
- (suffrage); to hold public
office; to work; to fair wages
pay; to own property
; to education
; to serve
in the military
suffrage: equal suffrage
is sometimes confused
is the removal
(fr , égal , equal)—or, rarely, equalitarianism—is a trend
that favors equality
for particular categories
of the genders which implies
that men and women should receive equal treatment unless there
is a sound biological reason
- at the very least, social equality includes equal rights under
the law, such as security
, voting rights
- the office
of fair housing
and equal opportunity within
the u.s. department
and urban development
equality, is the principle under which
to the same laws of justice
all are equal before
- the equality between
a and b is written
a b, and pronounced
b. when a and b may be viewed
of some variables, then a b