November 08, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
equal /ˈiːkwəl/ adjective
The balls are of equal weight.
The balls are of equal weight.
Learner's definition of EQUAL

1 a : the same in number, amount, degree, rank, or quality

  • an equal number of apples and oranges

  • officers of equal rank

  • issues of equal importance = issues that are equal in importance

— often + to

  • In one night he earned an amount equal to an entire month's salary.

  • issues that are equal in importance to the most serious problems we face

b : having the same mathematical value

  • The fractions ¹/₂ and ²/₄ are equal.

— often + to

  • ¹/₂ is equal to ²/₄.

2 : not changing : the same for each person

  • providing equal opportunities for children of all races

  • We need to have equal academic standards for male and female students.

  • equal rights

  • (US) an equal opportunity employer = (Brit) an equal opportunities employer [=an employer who does not discriminate against people because of their race, religion, etc.]

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