Meaning of EQUIVALENCE in English


noun equal power or force; equivalent amount.

2. equivalence ·vt to be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.

3. equivalence ·noun the degree of combining power as determined by relative weight. ·see equivalent, ·noun, 2.

4. equivalence ·noun the condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.

5. equivalence ·noun the quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency. ·see valence.

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