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equivalent   (ĭ-kwĭv'ə-lənt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Equal, as in value, meaning, or force.

    1. Of or relating to a relation between two elements that is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive.

    2. Having a one-to-one correspondence, as between parts. Two triangles having the same area are equivalent, as are two congruent geometric figures.


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