Definition of "equal" [e•qual]

  • (adjective) Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another.
  • (adjective) Mathematics Being the same or identical to in value.
  • (adjective) Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law.
  • (adjective) Being the same for all members of a group: gave every player an equal chance to win.
  • (adjective) Having the requisite qualities, such as strength or ability, for a task or situation: "Elizabeth found herself quite equal to the scene” ( Jane Austen).

Use "equal" in a sentence

  • "One of the women’s rights issues at the time was whether women should get equal pay for comparable work, and a Washington state “equal worth” case was winding its way through the federal courts."
  • "One of the women’s rights issues at the time was whether women should get equal pay for comparable work, and a Washington state “equal worth” case was winding its way through the federal courts. '"
  • "Thus the time divisions of pleasurable rhythm are not mathematically equal, nor even necessarily approximately equal, but are such as are _felt to be equal_."

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