Meaning of EQUALITY in English


ēˈkwäləd.ē, ə̇ˈ-, -ətē, -i noun

( -es )

Etymology: Middle English equalite, from Middle French equalité, from Latin aequalitat-, aequalitas, from aequalis equal + -itat-, -itas -ity — more at equal

: the quality or state of being equal: as

a. : sameness or equivalence in number, quantity, or measure

equality of size

b. : likeness or sameness in quality, power, status, or degree

legal equality of states was accepted in spite of physical inequality — Herbert Weinschel

master and servant associating in equality

c. : evenness or uniformity especially of a surface or of a process or motion

d. : equability of temper

e. logic : identity — compare equivalence

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.