Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being equipollent; equality of power, force, signification, or application.
  • n. Sameness of signification of two or more propositions which differ in language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Equality of power, force, signification, or application.
  • n. Sameness of signification of two or more propositions which differ in language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Equality of power or force.
  • n. In logic, identity of meaning of two or more propositions.
  • n. In mathematics, equality of length with parallelism of direction.

Etymologies

Compare French équipollence. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And in the equipollence of God all pressures and temperatures are even because they are governed and controlled by God.

    The Sacred Promise

  • (The inclusion is strict because of the ˜equipollence™ constraint.)

    Analytic Philosophy in Early Modern India

  • What is new is Abelard's contention that modal discussions should proceed by distinguishing the different possible readings of modal sentences, moving on to consider their quantity, quality, and conversion as well as their equipollence and any other relations holding between them on these different readings.

    The Statue of a Writer

  • After Abelard, equipollence and other relations between modal sentences were commonly presented with the help of the square of opposition, which Abelard mentions though it does not appear as such in his works.

    The Statue of a Writer

  • From here the step is not far to Dedekind's view that equipollence is a sufficient condition for equinumerosity.

    Slices of Matisse

  • For Bolzano, equipollence and “having exactly the same kind of construction” (die ganz gleiche Entstehungsart haben) are taken together as a sufficient condition for infinite sets being equinumerous or having the same cardinal number.

    Slices of Matisse

  • In this scenario cardinals are implemented as equivalence classes under equipollence and are (big) sets.

    Quine's New Foundations

  • Leibniz, later, articulated a more general “equipollence of hypotheses”: in any system of interacting bodies, any hypothesis that any particular body is at rest is equivalent to any other.

    Space and Time: Inertial Frames

  • The equipollence of God brought to light another glorious proposition, - man's perfecti - bility and the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on

    Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures

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  • Equipollent means equal in force, power, effectiveness, or significance; 2. Logic: Validly derived from each other, deducible. 3. Equivalent.

    E.g., zero and infinity are not equal, they are equipollent.

    August 20, 2007