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1A thing which has an equalizing effect:‘education is the great equalizer’
- ‘He quickly found that mountain biking was often the great equalizer in helping his students better adjust to the pressures of both home and school.’
- ‘And green technology could be a great equalizer, bringing wealth to the tropical areas of the world which have most of the sunshine, most of the human population, and most of the poverty.’
- ‘So age is the great equalizer - 90% of 20 year olds are going to be hotter than pretty much any 50 year old, just by being young & nubile.’
- ‘The Japanese have no idea what a great equalizer this is.’
- ‘I think that when it looks like somebody's got things a lot better than we do, we like to see them fall because it's sort of a great equalizer.’
- ‘Because in this country, in the judicial system, money is a great equalizer.’
- ‘I often say that there are two equalizers in life: the Internet and education.’
- ‘Don't believe it when they tell you that death is the great equalizer.’
- ‘‘The Web is absolutely the great equalizer,’ he said.’
- ‘Smarter training can be a great equalizer, allowing those with modest natural endurance or training time to beat those with more aerobic capacity, but less economical strokes or race plans.’
- ‘‘The great equalizer is the Internet,’ says McLeod.’
- ‘BE ENTERTAINING - Humor is the great equalizer and something that nearly everyone appreciates.’
- ‘The crisis that struck in mid-1997 was a great equalizer, along with the popularity of the ‘back to nature’ movement starting in the West.’
- ‘But computational science is a great equalizer.’
- ‘Free public education was originally conceived as a great equalizer.’
- ‘A layer of ice and a light snow cover is the great equalizer; only the cautious survive and the only driver smiling is my neighbor, the tow truck operator, as he stops by the bank to lighten his load.’
- ‘The way many people here see it, these precautions are the great equalizer when your opponent is a serial killer.’
- ‘Wealthy motorists frustrated by the great equalizer, traffic jams, will pioneer a brand new gimmick: motorcycle motorcades for millionaires.’
- ‘Most of this film takes place outdoors, the great equalizer, where it doesn't matter that you have nothing at all in the world.’
- ‘This got me thinking: traffic is the great equalizer.’
- ‘The answer is the great equalizer of the modern democratic society, and I'm writing on it this very instant.’
- 1.1British A goal that levels the score in the game:‘his second goal was the equalizer’
- ‘Chris Templeman opened the scoring for the visitors in seven minutes and when Alan Gow fired home an equaliser in 20 minutes anything could have happened.’
- ‘Finally on seventy-six minutes came the equaliser.’
- ‘And it was the same player who snatched a dramatic equalizer a minute later.’
- ‘Sam Thackery got the equaliser with ten minutes remaining.’
- ‘Aspell crowned a good game by scoring the equaliser.’
- ‘These days, they score a goal and hope to stop their opponents from scoring an equaliser.’
- ‘Olly Newby rifled home the equaliser and Mark Tomlinson hit the winner for Wilberfoss four minutes from time.’
- ‘The Warriors gave up the equalizer in the 54th minute.’
- ‘Piltown drove forward in search of the equalizer and on eighty-five minutes Darren Cooney was just off target with a well struck shot.’
- ‘Defoe set up Cole for the second equaliser before scoring the winner.’
2North American informal A weapon, especially a gun.
- ‘Colt claimed that his guns were the ‘great equalizers.’’
- ‘Nuclear weapons, chemical weapons and missiles are viewed, probably erroneously, as the potential equalizer of superior Western conventional power.’
- ‘Colonel Samuel Colt's revolver continues to serve as an equalizer.’
- ‘More often than not, the real equalizer was his gun.’
A passive network designed to modify a frequency response, especially to compensate for distortion.
- ‘And it doesn't matter that it has a great equaliser system to boot.’
- ‘By separating the equalization of the signal to separate equalizers, the cost of the equalization can be reduced without substantially affecting performance.’
- ‘This panel would then be connected through a patchbay to a microphone, line and program amplifiers, equalizers and echo sends.’
- ‘A second equalizer and adjuster circuit to equalize the timed sample sequence for detection and to adjust the gain of the amplifier and the timing of the sampler operates in a user data segment of the signal.’
- ‘The equalizer coefficients are periodically transmitted to a converter within the transmitter over a secondary channel.’
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