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    equivalent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word equivalent

    Definition
    (noun) a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
    Example Sentence
    • send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (adj) being essentially equal to something
    Synonyms : tantamount
    Example Sentence
    • it was as good as gold
    • a wish that was equivalent to a command
    • his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt
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