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Definition of equivalence:

  1. Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
  2. The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.
  3. The degree of combining power as determined by relative weight. See Equivalent, n., 2.
  4. 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.
  5. To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.


comparison, parity, comparing, equality, equation, comparability, same, compare, equivalency, par, identity, equating.

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