Meaning of EQUAL in English

EQUAL

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an equal partnership

They regard marriage as an equal partnership.

an equal probability

Each new baby has an approximately equal probability of inheriting maleness or femaleness.

equal a record ( also tie a record American English ) (= do as well as the record )

Woods equalled the course record and finished eleven under par.

Davis tied a team record by hitting six field goals.

equal importance

When applying for a job, qualifications and experience are often of equal importance.

equal parts

I cut the orange into four equal parts.

equal pay (= the same pay for the same type of work )

The women at the factory went on strike for equal pay.

equal rights

Women demanded equal rights.

equal status

Workers of equal status should be rewarded equally.

equals sign

equal/unequal length

She drew two lines of equal length.

even/equal British English (= one in which everyone has the same chance of winning )

One of the men was much older so it was hardly an even contest.

on an equal footing (with sb/sth)/on the same footing (as sb/sth) (= in the same state or condition as other people or things )

The new law puts women on an equal legal footing with men.

Many of the old polytechnics are now on the same footing as universities.

roughly equal/comparable/equivalent

two rocks of roughly equal size

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■ ADVERB

almost

Theta Carinæ lies at an almost equal distance on the far side of Lambda Centauri.

Pumping the gas in under pressure produced a beverage almost equal to that of the best mineral springs.

For most who quit, the failure is a trauma almost equal to the pounding of the miles.

But there is another model, of almost equal craziness, which does offer a mechanism to copy.

In a way it mirrored the original kidnapping itself, and carried almost equal risks for everyone concerned.

They were further reinforced by two sets of external pressures of almost equal strength.

The total recovery of perfusion fluid was almost equal to that infused.

Feeling her strength almost equal to Nana's, Martha thrashed her arm to break her grasp.

approximately

The numbers of tenancies expiring each year are approximately equal .

The classes contain approximately equal numbers of members.

This group has approximately equal numbers and proportions of isolated and insitu incisors that are digested.

These two strands have an approximately equal weight in terms of student workload and contribution to the overall assessment.

These periods contained approximately equal numbers of cases.

roughly

The relative status and esteem accorded to husband and wife will be roughly equal .

The computed rates of injection of new NEAs for the two mechanisms are roughly equal .

Under the agreement Mondadori was to be split into roughly equal halves, each worth around US$800 million.

If all questions carry the same maximum marks, your answers should be given roughly equal time.

Granulites are like their textural equivalents, granular igneous rocks, in being mosaics of interlocking crystals of roughly equal size.

The books fell into two roughly equal groups: occult studies and lives of famous and infamous men and women through history.

Gender Unlike many local councils, Basildon has a roughly equal proportion of men and women in its workforce.

■ NOUN

access

We will encourage all TECs to adopt plans to help women trainees have equal access to training opportunities.

Finally, two apartments had to be remodeled to comply with federal laws assuring equal access for handicapped persons.

There it was said: All investors should have equal access to the rewards of participation in the securities transactions.

There are instead just students, each and every one of them having equal access to the curriculum.

Screening services are often fragmented, and the public may not have equal access to particular screening programmes.

And, finally, and most important, making sure that women have equal access to opportunities.

The local pressure group world does not provide equal access to all.

The school is acknowledged as providing equal access and entitlement to a rich and varied curriculum.

amount

The first half was pretty even with both teams having equal amounts of play.

The Port is considering supplying an equal amount .

Approximately equal amounts of each are powdered and mixed together thoroughly.

Top each with an equal amount of the yogurt and nutmeg.

An equal amount of injury might have happened at a football match but that was beside the point.

Partners should contribute an equal amount of time to their business.

In spite of its quantitative sound, political equality never means having an equal amount of any chosen characteristic.

Rub spots with an equal amount of toothpaste and baking soda on a damp cotton cloth.

basis

In that time the ulema of the three cities gave fetvas on an equal basis .

The mix and match formula ensures that shareholders are treated on an equal basis .

Political and community structures must be changed to allow older people to participate on an equal basis with other age social groups.

Rewards are offered to all participants on an equal basis and these rewards are over and above the normal sales compensation.

chance

However, we require that every secondary sampling unit has an equal chance of inclusion in the sample.

A defined population has an equal chance of appearing in the sample.

Doctors said the boys had an equal chance of survival.

Households were selected by a method that gave all telephone numbers, listed and unlisted, an equal chance of being included.

They stand an equal chance only if you get the price right.

The number of strands in each rope would then be adjusted until there was an equal chance of failure.

This year we have added a special category for best new garden under three years old to give everyone an equal chance .

Every young person who has achieved the Compact goals will have an equal chance of securing a Compact job.

footing

It was not until 1923 that the sexes, on this ground, were placed on an equal footing .

Buthelezi had repeatedly insisted on a meeting with Mandela on an equal footing and in his capacity as head of Inkatha.

Magistrates may have some difficulty in putting on an equal footing Social Services Departments, and the parents of children in care.

This has enabled domestic markets to compete on a much more equal footing .

If the supplier is on an equal footing with the buyer there will be no implied undertaking.

Buthelezi for his part had frequently called for such a meeting, insisting on meeting Mandela on an equal footing .

It would be nice to think they might meet on an equal footing .

importance

Remember to pay ongoing attention to the intonation, and regard it as of equal importance to get right as the actual words.

Of equal importance are the relative amounts of assimilation and accommodation that take place.

Of equal importance are those social factors which come into play when the user or former user is back on the streets.

He and Johnson, however, emphasized the equal importance of volunteers.

Indeed, horticulture is of equal importance to the maintaining of the animal collection.

Qualitative measurement of skill mix within departments is usually of equal importance .

Of equal importance , the social side was satisfactory.

Hence we concentrate on the user-catalogue interaction and on the interactive dialogue in particular with user and catalogue system inputs having equal importance .

length

The radiating ribs of a fan are of equal length and the bounding line is in the form of a semicircle.

Take a sharp knife and cut the roll into four equal lengths .

The lines must be of equal length , and fully paid-out before launch.

It must be greater than unity unless all the molecules are of equal length , as is easily seen.

It is usual for them to come in two equal length pieces to fit a central ferrule.

measure

Advertising proved a more fertile category, with decisions which set heads nodding and shaking in equal measure .

The opponent during all of this was reduced to looking on with equal measures of admiration and amazement.

Her doubts about its truth do not, in equal measure , dislodge her belief.

I was angry and embarrassed in equal measure and hated them.

Neil Young commands fear and respect in equal measure .

Is it one of those reactions that occur spontaneously when journalists' ink is mixed with an equal measure of pure ignorance?

Bishop had known what was happening: the Guild of Adjudicators was famed and feared in equal measure amongst the Earth colonies.

number

For example, the customer might ask to be given equal numbers of 5p and 20p coins for use in a vending machine.

One hundred fifty years after the event equal numbers of people might each choose one of the above descriptions.

Each strategy was matched against each other strategy an equal number of times.

Achieving road warrior status requires fifty airplane flights a year and an equal number of hotel nights.

This group has approximately equal numbers and proportions of isolated and insitu incisors that are digested.

A new civilian police force has been created, with equal numbers of ex-soldiers and ex-guerrillas in its ranks.

There were literally thousands of competitors from all the London boroughs, along with an equal number of supporters and spectators.

A large body, such as the earth or the sun, contains nearly equal numbers of positive and negative charges.

numbers

For example, the customer might ask to be given equal numbers of 5p and 20p coins for use in a vending machine.

One hundred fifty years after the event equal numbers of people might each choose one of the above descriptions.

The classes contain approximately equal numbers of members.

First, let us drop the assumption of equal numbers of firms.

This group has approximately equal numbers and proportions of isolated and insitu incisors that are digested.

Foster's office bookcase contains about equal numbers of books on chemistry and on accountancy.

A new civilian police force has been created, with equal numbers of ex-soldiers and ex-guerrillas in its ranks.

A large body, such as the earth or the sun, contains nearly equal numbers of positive and negative charges.

opportunity

An equal opportunity policy, reducing a, would, for given earnings inequality, reduce the inequality of consumption.

I do believe in equal opportunity .

Our college, and authority, now has an equal opportunities policy document.

At the council office where she worked, the office that dealt with equal opportunities and discrimination.

So those who espouse equal opportunity need to elaborate its purpose.

Every Whitehall Department now has a nominated Minister who is specifically responsible for promoting equal opportunities in public appointments.

The process entails interviews with equal opportunities officers, and rigorous questioning of his own beliefs.

How about an equal opportunities policy for the franchise?

partner

Teacher and pupil, even primary school pupil, were equal partners in this joint exploration.

I say that what I want is an equal partner .

On the campaign trail, she made it clear she wanted to be an equal partner .

The modern wife is considered more of an equal partner and helpmate than a chattel or a housekeeper.

In some cases all the centres involved may be equal partners .

In fact, psychology and biology have to be equal partners in our analysis of the brain.

It promised to adopt more democratic structures and said it would be an equal partner with other political parties.

pay

Religious grumbles continued, but the Government's only serious defeat was over equal pay for women teachers.

Most of all, they need equal pay and comparable worth.

Article 6 reinforces the legal rights on equal pay obtained by women in this country, in 1970.

In 1958 the Civil Service led the way towards equality by granting equal pay .

In spite of equal pay legislation women have continued to be paid less than men.

They want equal pay to traditional universities.

Your solicitor can also advise you on questions relating to equal pay .

As wage earners themselves, they saw the morality of equal pay .

protection

This connection between integrity and the rhetoric of equal protection is revealing.

A local Republican party of official claimed the law violated equal protection and First Amendment principles.

Everyone should have equal protection by the law and the ability to appeal against local authority.

Again, equal protection and due process concerns are evident.

Instead, it guaranteed equal protection to all-except where equality conflicted with state or canton laws.

The Constitution, and the courts that have interpreted it, posit rights to liberty, privacy and equal protection .

Segregation on the basis of race is a denial of equal protection in violation of the Constitution. 38a.

Article 26 provides equal protection before the law and equal protection of the law without any discrimination.

representation

They argue for a more equal representation of women and men among psychologists.

The Democratic party's demands include equal representation on committees, but they have yet to win Republican agreement to this.

Teaching material is scrutinised for equal representation of gender in illustrations and text.

Riche told reporters that the samples will be taken in each county to ensure equal representation .

We have a right to be represented in a women's magazine that's fighting for equal representation .

right

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the people of Northern Ireland demand equal rights with those on the mainland?

Both husband and wife had equal rights to divorce in Roman society.

Be tolerant, they have an equal right to life.

It is also passionately concerned with the cult of the Black Virgin and has a remarkable record of equal rights for women.

Nations and ethnic groups, similarly, would have equal rights , at least within the Soviet federation.

But their equal rights were not to justice.

Guarantee equal rights for gay men and lesbians through changes to criminal law, anti-discrimination legislation and police practices.

It would also give females equal rights of inheritance with males, replacing the frequent favoritism toward the eldest son.

size

Many churches had four simple gables of equal size one on each face, surmounted by a central dome upon a drum.

Some species create carbon dioxide at a faster rate than others of equal size .

Slice the orange across to form round slices of equal size .

Usually if two gray angels of nearly equal size are placed together a fight to the death ensues.

For cell kinetics evaluation, each crypt was divided into five compartments of equal size .

A child is presented with two containers of equal size and shape, as in Figure 4. 5.

And Mr Wallis believes the town should be thinking in terms of an attraction of equal size and prestige as the Beamish Museum.

Granulites are like their textural equivalents, granular igneous rocks, in being mosaics of interlocking crystals of roughly equal size .

status

Relationships in which the two individuals concerned are of exactly equal status are very unusual.

What then of researching known subjects of equal status within your peer group?

Will equal status be given to road and rail investment?

Correspondingly most of the persons in a close network of relationships are of unequal rather than equal status .

We should see our respective institutions as having equal status , and our individual functions as equivalent regardless of grade. 7.

They are considered beneath contempt in the system, but at Grendon everyone has equal status .

treatment

It is particularly concerned to ensure fair and equal treatment for all shareholders.

The difference among educational groups in expectations of equal treatment by the police is similarly high in both countries.

They would still not have equal treatment with Falklands war widows, who receive about £124 a week.

Not until she moved to San Diego in 1988 did she seek equal treatment for herself.

So, the government was not inclined to insist on equal treatment .

However, it was clear from the way she spread the toes of her other foot that it desired equal treatment .

Examples: Do nonwhites and whites in the United States enjoy equal treatment before the law?

In any event, the needs of humans warrant full and equal treatment to those of owls and snail darters.

value

With respect to desire, they insist on the equal value of products of the hunt and products of the garden.

None the less, it has its own special flavour which is of equal value .

As recession forces companies to cut costs, fundraisers are emphasising the equal value to charities of sparing time and expertise.

But they do not all offer equal value for money.

They may turn out to be Of equal value to those who do.

weight

The new title gave equal weight to both nationalities in the republic.

Whereas in the Catholic Church the word and Churches Doctrine held equal weight .

Will social factors be given equal weight with medical factors when determining such claims?

Everyone's opinion has equal weight .

It would ensure that the vote of every citizen had equal weight .

These two strands have an approximately equal weight in terms of student workload and contribution to the overall assessment.

If, for example, two perceptive functions are of equal weight , they tend to interfere with and jam each other.

If you don't have fresh fruit to hand, just use an equal weight of canned or frozen fruit instead.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

all (other) things being equal

Both snail genes and fluke genes stand to gain from the snail's bodily survival, all other things being equal.

But all things being equal, most movie makers would like their facts to be right.

But all other things being equal, the gay and lesbian community has responded well to examples of perceived corporate goodwill.

It shows the quantities of a product which will be demanded at various prices, all other things being equal.

Significant improvements in clarity and stereo imaging are amongst the more obvious benefits of such parity, all other things being equal.

The bright chestnut is considered the most characteristic colour and, all other things being equal, the one to be preferred.

in equal measure

Advertising proved a more fertile category, with decisions which set heads nodding and shaking in equal measure .

Bishop had known what was happening: the Guild of Adjudicators was famed and feared in equal measure amongst the Earth colonies.

Blanche was irritated and entertained by his nervous chatter in equal measure .

By avoiding tax, you can enjoy power and luxury in equal measure .

He was jeered and cheered in equal measure by a group of about 100 students at the entrance.

Her doubts about its truth do not, in equal measure , dislodge her belief.

I was angry and embarrassed in equal measure and hated them.

Neil Young commands fear and respect in equal measure .

let sth be/equal/represent sth

Let c equal 6.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A pint is equal to about half a litre.

Black protestors campaigned for equal rights throughout the 1960s.

Choose two stones of roughly equal weight and size.

Companies are being urged to do more to promote equal opportunities in the workplace.

Democracy is based on the idea that all members of society are equal .

Dilute the syrup with an equal volume of water, stir and serve with ice.

Divide the dough into three equal parts.

The alcohol in a pint of beer is equal to that in two glasses of wine.

The Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal .

The distance between A and B in the diagram is equal to the diameter of the circle, C.

The Treaty of Rome states that men and women shall receive equal pay for equal work.

We are equal partners in the business.

When facing an opponent of equal strength, Barker's speed gives her a big advantage.

You should spend an equal amount of time on each question in the test.

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As this happens, the demand for money increases and eventually becomes equal to the money supply again.

Evaluate the following portfolio using equal weights.

I tended to treat people more as equals than I should have-equal time, equal help....

In Western countries, parents are likely to want about equal numbers of sons and daughters.

Initially, in the 1970s the distribution of female earnings had been much more equal than that of men.

The light produced was equal to that from a medium sized candle.

Two quantities can only be equal if they contain the same powers of space, time and mass.

II. verb

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■ NOUN

rate

The two phases are in dynamic equilibrium when the rate of evaporation equals the rate of condensation.

Steady state describes the condition in which the rate of drug elimination equals the rate of input into the body.

That is, the rate of substitution equals the neutral mutation rate.

record

Gavin Hastings topped Phil Bennett's overall for a Lions' scorer with his 18 points and equalled another record .

In Lievin, she equalled the record in 7.69sec.

University awards at Oxbridge in 1973 equalled the 1954 record , with five Scholarships and Exhibitions.

In addition, I had equalled Peter Little's record with 21. 8 seconds.

At that stage Canterbury had just equalled the old defence record of 25, set by Auckland in 1960-63.

sum

The energy of two friends equals more than the sum of their individual parts.

Using the double-entry accounting system, the sum of the debits must always equal the sum of the credits.

things

So returns will be more stable on a share with a higher dividend yield, other things being equal .

All things being equal , Casey and Carla Allender are.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

all (other) things being equal

Both snail genes and fluke genes stand to gain from the snail's bodily survival, all other things being equal.

But all things being equal, most movie makers would like their facts to be right.

But all other things being equal, the gay and lesbian community has responded well to examples of perceived corporate goodwill.

It shows the quantities of a product which will be demanded at various prices, all other things being equal.

Significant improvements in clarity and stereo imaging are amongst the more obvious benefits of such parity, all other things being equal.

The bright chestnut is considered the most characteristic colour and, all other things being equal, the one to be preferred.

first among equals

But Aggie was first among equals.

Cash is the first among equals.

The prime minister was primus inter pares in the cabinet-the first among equals.

in equal measure

Advertising proved a more fertile category, with decisions which set heads nodding and shaking in equal measure .

Bishop had known what was happening: the Guild of Adjudicators was famed and feared in equal measure amongst the Earth colonies.

Blanche was irritated and entertained by his nervous chatter in equal measure .

By avoiding tax, you can enjoy power and luxury in equal measure .

He was jeered and cheered in equal measure by a group of about 100 students at the entrance.

Her doubts about its truth do not, in equal measure , dislodge her belief.

I was angry and embarrassed in equal measure and hated them.

Neil Young commands fear and respect in equal measure .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Air pressure at sea level equals 1.03kg per square centimetre.

Americans are finding out the hard way that drug possession equals jail in foreign countries.

Butcher will attempt to equal Swenson's win record.

The average retired worker gets $720 a month in benefits, which equals about 42% of earnings before retirement.

The most efficient basis for the trade of goods is when demand equals supply.

Three plus three equals six.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

According to the first figures available, it is estimated that the national bank's exchange reserves equal a month's imports.

Also, when profits are driven down to zero, the degree of monopoly power equals the degree of economies of scale.

Among young homeowners, the mortgage debt typically equals 78 percent of the house value.

But also by 1967, expenditure on education had for the first time in history equalled that on defence.

It's so peculiar to think that you plus wife equals a new human being.

It usually equals the atmospheric pressure.

III. noun

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■ VERB

treat

Northern Ireland Conservatives might expect to be treated as equals .

I tended to treat people more as equals than I should have-equal time, equal help....

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

all (other) things being equal

Both snail genes and fluke genes stand to gain from the snail's bodily survival, all other things being equal.

But all things being equal, most movie makers would like their facts to be right.

But all other things being equal, the gay and lesbian community has responded well to examples of perceived corporate goodwill.

It shows the quantities of a product which will be demanded at various prices, all other things being equal.

Significant improvements in clarity and stereo imaging are amongst the more obvious benefits of such parity, all other things being equal.

The bright chestnut is considered the most characteristic colour and, all other things being equal, the one to be preferred.

first among equals

But Aggie was first among equals.

Cash is the first among equals.

The prime minister was primus inter pares in the cabinet-the first among equals.

in equal measure

Advertising proved a more fertile category, with decisions which set heads nodding and shaking in equal measure .

Bishop had known what was happening: the Guild of Adjudicators was famed and feared in equal measure amongst the Earth colonies.

Blanche was irritated and entertained by his nervous chatter in equal measure .

By avoiding tax, you can enjoy power and luxury in equal measure .

He was jeered and cheered in equal measure by a group of about 100 students at the entrance.

Her doubts about its truth do not, in equal measure , dislodge her belief.

I was angry and embarrassed in equal measure and hated them.

Neil Young commands fear and respect in equal measure .

let sth be/equal/represent sth

Let c equal 6.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Most women these days want marriage to be a partnership of equals.

My boss treats her employees as equals.

The police have a duty to treat all members of the community as equals.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But Aggie was first among equals.

Criticism, I take it, is an activity that occurs between equals, whatever its object.

Hence OCy equals home consumption of food, and OCx equals home consumption of manufactured products.

It started with Milken growing angry because Gutfreund refused to speak to him as an equal .

Mutual respect grows out of exchanges between individuals considered as equals.

Northern Ireland Conservatives might expect to be treated as equals.

Should you not claim to be at least his equal in prowess, and act upon the claim?

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