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aequalis, from aequus
the same in size, number, amount, value etc as something else
equal number/amount (of something)
Both candidates received an equal number of votes.
(of) equal value/importance
They believe that all work is of equal value.
equal in size/length/height etc
The two towns are roughly equal in size.
of equal size/length/height etc
The rent was equal to half his monthly income.
having the same rights, opportunities etc as everyone else, whatever your race, religion, or sex
Our constitution states that all men are equal.
Our education system should provide
for all children.
The government is committed to achieving
be equal to something
to have the ability to deal with a problem, piece of work etc successfully
be up to
I'm not sure he's
equal to the task
to be as good as something else
The architecture here is equal to any in the world.
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.
all (other) things being equal
if things are as you normally expect them to be
All things being equal, a small car will cost less than a larger one.
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