Definition of equivalence in English:

equivalence

noun

mass noun
  • The condition of being equal or equivalent in value, worth, function, etc.

    ‘knowledge of equivalence of units is required’
    count noun ‘precise equivalences between qualifications across Europe’
    • ‘Although the primary outcome (respiratory function) may be assumed to have equivalence, adverse effects are much less well reported.’
    • ‘The basic equivalence is that one year's heavy dust exposure equates to one year's average smoking.’
    • ‘The Court began by setting out the principle of national procedural autonomy, as qualified by the conditions of equivalence and practical possibility.’
    • ‘Their doctrine of moral equivalence couldn't survive equal scrutiny.’
    • ‘The obvious answer is that the Charter could make real the commitment to equivalence in the Agreement.’
    • ‘If you talk about the big boys they may just talk about you in return, producing a sense of equivalence in the process.’
    • ‘All placebo controlled trials were positive and all comparative trials indicated equivalence with other active therapies.’
    • ‘Before and after studies may also show a lack of equivalence between comparators, and interventions may vary.’
    • ‘This controls for functional equivalence but not for sequence similarity.’
    • ‘What is bothering me is that issue of lack of moral equivalence.’
    • ‘Lack of measurement equivalence is often referred to as measurement bias.’
    • ‘Just as, during the Cold War, the majority felt that there wasn't much to choose between the two superpowers, so today a similar moral equivalence also has its grip on the party.’
    • ‘But it has done so only by recapitulating the ancient and damaging equivalences between male and culture, female and nature.’
    • ‘The relationship between culture and society is not, as Okri appears to suggest, one of strict equivalence, as in great society equals great culture.’
    • ‘He gave necessary and sufficient conditions for the linear equivalence of two curves on a surface F in 1905.’
    • ‘The size of neuron clusters that we have successfully recreated in terms of functional equivalence is also scaling up exponentially.’
    • ‘Saladin and Richard certainly knew about truce and parley in one era of technological equivalence between their two civilisations.’
    • ‘Sending simpler entities may still give the receiver an adequate level of functional equivalence from the exchange.’
    • ‘At a deeper level, the moral equivalence that values each human being equally, is based on a deeper lack of moral equivalence.’
    • ‘We submit it is plainly wrong to apply any doctrine of functional equivalence, as their Honours plainly did.’
    equality, equalness, sameness, identicalness, identity, interchangeability, indistinguishability, uniformity, agreement
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Pronunciation

equivalence

/ɪˈkwɪv(ə)l(ə)ns/