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Dictionary Definition



1 a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best" [syn: equality, equation, par]
2 essential equality and interchangeability [ant: nonequivalence]
3 qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare" [syn: comparison, compare, comparability]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The condition of being equivalent or essentially equal.
  2. An equivalence relation.
  3. The relationship between two propositions that are either both true or both false.


the condition of being equivalent
an equivalence relation
the relationship between two propositions

Extensive Definition

Equivalence or equivalent may refer to:
equivalence in French: Équivalence
equivalence in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Equivalentia (disambiguation)
equivalence in Hungarian: Ekvivalencia
equivalence in Dutch: Equivalent
equivalence in Polish: Ekwiwalent
equivalence in Slovak: Ekvivalencia

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