• rqm, thanks! it isn't easy for me, but it's done. i am one of few people that has not ever dyed her hair.or done much of anything else, ever. except cut it a bit. that's an old eadhead hippie girl for you. my 2 older kids have already dyed their hair several times!

## English

### Alternative forms

• æquivalent (archaic)

### Etymology

equi- +? -valent.From Latin aequivalentem, accusative singular of aequival?ns, present active participle of aequivale? (I am equivalent, have equal power).

### Pronunciation

• (US) IPA(key): /??kw?v?l?nt/
• (UK) IPA(key): /??kw?v?l?nt/

equivalent (comparative more equivalent, superlative most equivalent)

1. Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal.
• For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent.
Synonym: on a par
2. (mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one correspondence.
Synonym: equinumerous
• c. 2005, P N Gupta Kulbhushan, Comprehensive MCQ's in Mathematics, page 3:
Finite sets A and B are equivalent sets only when n(A) = n(B) i.e., the number of elements in A and B are equal.
• 1950, E. Kamke, Theory of Sets, page 16:
All enumerable sets are equivalent to each other, but not to any finite set.
• 2000, N. L. Carothers, Real Analysis, page 18:
Equivalent sets should, by rights, have the same "number" of elements. For this reason we sometimes say that equivalent sets have the same cardinality.
• 2006, Joseph Breuer, Introduction to the Theory of Sets, page 41:
The equivalence theorem: If both M is equivalent to a subset N1 of N and N is equivalent to a subset M1 of M, then the sets M and N are equivalent to each other.
3. (mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.
4. (chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.
5. (cartography) Of a map, equal-area.
6. (geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.

#### Usage notes

• In mathematics, this adjective can be used in phrases like "A and B are equivalent", "A is equivalent to B", and, less commonly, "A is equivalent with B".

#### Derived terms

• equivalently
• equivalent weight

### Noun

equivalent (plural equivalents)

1. Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.
2. (chemistry) An equivalent weight.

#### Derived terms

• certainty equivalent

### Verb

equivalent (third-person singular simple present equivalents, present participle equivalenting, simple past and past participle equivalented)

1. (transitive) To make equivalent to; to equal.

## Catalan

### Etymology

From Latin aequival?ns, attested from 1696.

### Pronunciation

• (Balearic) IPA(key): /?.ki.v??lent/
• (Central) IPA(key): /?.ki.b??len/
• (Valencian) IPA(key): /e.ki.va?lent/

equivalent (masculine and feminine plural equivalents)

1. equivalent

#### Related terms

• equivalència
• equivaler

• “equivalent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
• “equivalent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
• “equivalent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

## Dutch

### Alternative forms

• aequivalentie (dated, superseded)

### Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French équivalent, from Latin aequival?ns.

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /?e?.k?i.va??l?nt/
• Hyphenation: equi?va?lent
• Rhymes: -?nt

equivalent (not comparable)

1. equivalent

• equivalentie

### Noun

equivalent n (plural equivalenten)

1. equivalent

## Occitan

### Etymology

From Latin aequival?ns.

### Pronunciation

equivalent m (feminine singular equivalenta, masculine plural equivalents, feminine plural equivalentas)

1. equivalent

• equivaléncia
• equivaler

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### equivalent in Examples From Wordnik

• At our club, the minimum requirement for becoming an instructor for any class is that you have taken a dog through obedience competition to earn a title equivalent or higher than the level that you are teaching.
• Kol tribe, and Bhumij, another term equivalent to Bhuiya, of a second branch.
• His interest continued at Cornell University, where he majored in physics and wrote what he calls his equivalent of a MacArthur "genius" grant: the words to what would become the popular Peter, Paul and Mary song, "Puff the Magic Dragon."
• I admit readily - indeed I shout it out loud here at my blog - that getting medical information from headlines or the media equivalent is an extremely bad idea.
• I admit readily - indeed I shout it out loud here at my blog - that getting medical information from headlines or the media equivalent is an extremely bad idea.
• In case, some ang moh don't know what datin is, it's a title equivalent to ladyship.
• In case, some ang moh don't know what datin is, it's a title equivalent to ladyship.
• But Nalboon, the Domak -- a title equivalent to your word 'Emperor' and our word 'Karfedix' -- of
• According to the Greek version and others, St. Mathew (xxvi, 36) designates Gethsemani by a term equivalent to that used by St. Mark.
• Naz?raios is to be understood as a title equivalent to “Nazar-ja” (God is guardian), in the sense of ho s?t?r = Jesus, etc.

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