Definition of equivalence:
- Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
- The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.
- The degree of combining power as determined by relative weight. See Equivalent, n., 2.
- 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.
- To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.
- "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
69. Now, concerning the restrictive relative, this doctrine of equivalence does not hold good; and, besides, the explanation here given, not only contradicts his former declaration of the sense he intended, but, with other seeming contradiction, joins the antecedent to the nearer verb, and the substituted pronoun to the more distant.- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
- "The Making of the New Testament", Benjamin W. Bacon.