Part of speech: adjective

Equal in value, area, force, meaning, or the like.

Part of speech: noun

That which is equivalent.

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Usage examples "equivalent":

  1. Without it, which would be equivalent to that; with it, which is equivalent to and they. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  2. C not being D, A is not B. which is equivalent to All cases of A being B are cases of C being D. . - "Deductive Logic", St. George Stock.
  3. And where a note is made payable at a bank it is equivalent to an order to the bank to pay it for the account of the principal debtor thereon. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.