Meaning of EQUIVALENCE in English

EQUIVALENCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ i-ˈkwiv-lən(t)s, -ˈkwi-və- ]

noun

Date: circa 1541

1.

a. : the state or property of being equivalent

b. : the relation holding between two statements if they are either both true or both false so that to affirm one and to deny the other would result in a contradiction

2. : a presentation of terms as equivalent

3. : equality in metrical value of a regular foot and one in which there are substitutions

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.