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Main Entry: 1equiv·a·lent
Pronunciation: i-primarystresskwiv(-schwa)-lschwant
Function: adjective
1 a : alike or equal in number, value, or meaning <equivalent statements> b : having the same numerical value <equivalent fractions> <equivalent numerals> c : having the same solution set <y = 2 and 2y = 4 are equivalent equations>
2 : having the same effect or function <equivalent methods>
3 : capable of being placed in a one-to-one correspondence <equivalent sets>
synonym see IDENTICAL
- equiv·a·lent·ly adverb

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