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equal2 S2 past tense and past participle equalled, present participle equalling British English, past tense and past participle equaled, present participle equaling American English

1 [linking verb] to be exactly the same in size, number, or amount as something else :

Two plus two equals four.

Prices become more stable when supply equals demand.

2 [transitive] to be as good as something else, or get to the same standard as someone or something else :

Thompson equalled the world record.

3## be equalled (only) by something

used to say that two things are as strong or as important as each other :

Her distaste for books was equalled only by her dislike of people.

4 [transitive] to produce a particular result or effect :

A highly-trained workforce equals high productivity.

Definition of equal from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
variable
vector
vertical
volume
work
X

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