Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Latin |

Origin: | aequalis, from aequus 'level, equal' |

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e‧qual1 S1 W2

1## same

the same in size, number, amount, value etc as something else [↪ equivalent]

2## same rights/chances

having the same rights, opportunities etc as everyone else, whatever your race, religion, or sex :

Our constitution states that all men are equal.

3## be equal to something

a) to have the ability to deal with a problem, piece of work etc successfully [= be up to]:

b) to be as good as something else :

The architecture here is equal to any in the world.

4## on equal terms/on an equal footing

with neither side having any advantage over the other :

This law will help small businesses to compete on equal terms with large multinational corporations.

5## all (other) things being equal

spoken if things are as you normally expect them to be :

All things being equal, a small car will cost less than a larger one.

Definition of equal from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

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C
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equal(a)
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