from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being equal.
- n. Mathematics A statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fact of being equal.
- n. (mathematics) The fact of being equal, of having the same value.
- n. The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.
- n. Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity.
- n. Evenness; uniformity.
- n. Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being equal; identity in magnitude or dimensions, value, qualities, degree, etc.; the state of being neither superior nor inferior, greater nor less, better nor worse, stronger nor weaker, etc., with regard to the thing or things compared.
- n. Evenness; uniformity; sameness in state or continued course; equableness: as, equality of surface; an equality of temper or constitution.
- n. In other cases, to indicate equality or equivalence of sense: as, Latin gratias = thanks.
- n. In a limited use, as in the etymologies of this dictionary, to indicate specifically equality (ultimate identity) of form: as, English two = Latin duo = Greek
δύο= Sanskrit dva.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
- n. a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
Middle English equalite, from Old French, from Latin aequālitās, from aequālis, equal; see equal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin aequālitās. (Wiktionary)