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Equivalent 1Definition: Equal in
wortir or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.
Equivalent 2Definition: Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to
magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.
Equivalent 3Definition: Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.
Equivalent 4Definition: Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.
Equivalent 5Definition: That comparative quantity by weight of an element which
possesses the same chemical value as other
elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard.
Specifically: (a) The comparative
proportions by which one element
replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc
replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their
equivalents are and (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the
equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively and and in hydric dioxide and
Equivalent 6Definition: A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more
equivalents of acid unite with one or more
equivalents of base.
Equivalent 7Definition: To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.
equivalent 8Definition: the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is for oxygen
equivalent 9Definition: a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance
etc; "send two
dollars or the equivalent in
equivalent 10Definition: being essentially equal to something; "it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt"
equivalent 11Definition: equal in amount or value; "like
amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six
blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number"