equivalent (ɪˈkwɪvələnt)  
—adj  
1.  equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, significance, etc 
2.  having the same or a similar effect or meaning 
3.  maths 
a. having a particular property in common; equal  
b. (of two equations or inequalities) having the same set of solutions  
c. (of two sets) having the same cardinal number  
4.  maths, logic (of two propositions) having an equivalence between them 
—n  
5.  something that is equivalent 
6.  short for equivalent weight 
[C15: from Late Latin aequivalēns, from aequivalēre to be equally significant, from Latin aequi  
e'quivalently  
—adv 
equivalent e·quiv·a·lent (ĭkwĭv'ələnt)
adj.
Equal, as in value, force, or meaning.
equivalent (ĭkwĭv'ələnt) Pronunciation Key
