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equipollent

[ee-kwuh-pol-uh nt, ek-wuh-] /ˌi kwəˈpɒl ənt, ˌɛk wə-/
adjective
1.
equal in power, effect, etc.; equivalent.
2.
Logic. (of propositions, propositional forms, etc.) logically equivalent in any of various specified ways.
noun
3.
an equivalent.
Origin of equipollent
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin aequipollent- (stem of aequipollēns) of equal value, equivalent to aequi- equi- + pollent- (stem of pollēns) able, present participle of pollēre to be strong
Related forms
equipollence, equipollency, noun
equipollently, adverb
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  • The condition and the major term are "equipollent" in their extension.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • At first, ‘spirit and matter,’ ‘soul and body,’ stood for a pair of equipollent substances quite on a par in weight and interest.

  • Hill's eloquence exceeded his judgment; Stephens' judgment was superior to his oratorical power; in Toombs these were equipollent.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • equipollent, e-kwi-pol′ent, adj. having equal power or force: equivalent.

  • But, since is and exists are equipollent, and so being and existing, is being is the same as the unimpeachable is existing.

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
British Dictionary definitions for equipollent

equipollent

/ˌiːkwɪˈpɒlənt/
adjective
1.
equal or equivalent in significance, power, or effect
2.
(logic) (of two propositions) logically deducible from each other; equivalent
3.
(maths, logic) (of two classes) having the same cardinality
noun
4.
something that is equipollent
Derived Forms
equipollence, equipollency, noun
equipollently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin aequipollēns of equal importance, from equi- + pollēre to be able, be strong
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