Type your word below and click
What-does.net is your comprehensive online definition dictionary. If you are not sure how to define Equivalent, our website can provide you with the appropriate definition. On this page, you can find what is Equivalent.

Equivalent meaning

equivalent - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Equal in wortir or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.
  2. 2. Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.
  3. 3. Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.
  4. 4. That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: ( a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32. 5 and 1. ( b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.
  5. 5. A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.
  6. 6. To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.
  7. 7. Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; - applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.
  8. 8. A thing equal in value, & c.
  9. 9. Equal in value, effect, meaning, & c.

equivalent - examples of usage

  1. He takes money for which he is unable to render a genuine equivalent. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. " That would be equivalent to writing the letter," he began. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. I don't know any case of that kind, but I know that they have done that, or equivalent to it, by taking a piece of cotton out of the shops and selling it in order to serve the purpose they required the money for. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
Filter by letter: