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Definition of equal:

  1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
  2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
  3. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
  4. Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
  5. Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; - opposed to mixed.
  6. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.
  7. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
  8. One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal.
  9. State of being equal; equality.
  10. To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commenurate with.
  11. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.
  12. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.


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