Definitions for Equalityɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•qual•i•tyɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state or quality of being equal.

  2. uniform character, as of motion or surface.

  3. a statement that two quantities are equal; equation.

    Category: Math

Origin of equality:

1350–1400; ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equality(noun)

    the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

  2. equality, equivalence, equation, par(noun)

    a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

    "on a par with the best"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. equality(noun)ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti

    ≠ inequality

    racial/gender equality; equality between genders


  1. equality(Noun)

    The fact of being equal.

  2. equality(Noun)

    The fact of being equal, of having the same value.

  3. equality(Noun)

    The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.

  4. Origin: From aequalitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equality(noun)

    the condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in length or thickness; an equality of rights

  2. Equality(noun)

    sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution

  3. Equality(noun)

    evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface

  4. Equality(noun)

    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


  1. Equality

    In mathematics equality is a relationship between two quantities or, more generally two mathematical expressions, asserting that the quantities have the same value or that the expressions represent the same mathematical object. The equality between A and B is written A = B, and pronounced A equals B. When A and B may be viewed as functions of some variables, then A = B means that A and B define the same function. Such an equality of functions is sometimes called an identity. For example ² = x² + 2x + 1. When A and B are not fully specified or depend on some variables, equality is a relation which may be true for some values and false for some other values. This allows to consider equality as a binary operation which may produce the two results false and true. In computer programming, this is this interpretation of equality that is used in conditional statements. In some cases, one may consider as equal two mathematical objects that are only equivalent for the properties that are considered. This is, in particular the case in geometry, where two geometric shapes are said equal when one may be moved to coincide with the other. The word congruence is also used for this kind of equality.²²RRR

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Equality' in Nouns Frequency: #2245

Translations for Equality

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of being equal

Women want equality of opportunity with men.

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