What does Equality mean?

Definitions for Equality
ɪˈkwɒl ɪ tiequal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equalitynoun

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

  2. equality, equivalence, equation, parnoun

    a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

    "on a par with the best"


  1. equalitynoun

    The fact of being equal.

  2. equalitynoun

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

  3. equalitynoun

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

  4. Etymology: From aequalitas.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Equalitynoun

    Etymology: from equal.

    Equality of two domestick powers,
    Breeds scrupulous faction: the hated, grown to strength,
    Are newly grown to love. William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra.

    One shall rise,
    Of proud ambition; who, not content
    With fair equality, fraternal state,
    Will arrogate dominion undeserv’d,
    Over his brethren. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xii. l. 26.

    According to this equality wherein God hath placed all mankind, with relation to himself, in all the relations between man and man there is a mutual dependance. Jonathan Swift.

    Measure out the lives of men, and periodically define the alterations of their tempers, conceive a regularity in mutations, with an equality in constitutions, and forget that variety which physicians therein discover. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. equality

    Equality refers to the state of being equal in terms of status, rights, opportunities, or value. This could include dimensions like social equality, racial equality, gender equality, economic equality, etc. It implies that all individuals or groups of people are treated fairly and have the same opportunities, without any discrimination or bias.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equalitynoun

    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. Equalitynoun

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

  3. Equalitynoun

    evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface

  4. Equalitynoun

    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

  5. Etymology: [L. aequalitas, fr. aequalis equal. See Equal.]


  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

Editors Contribution

  1. equality

    The feeling, knowing and fact that the life of every human being and animal are of equal value and worth.

    Equality is very important within society.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Equality in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Equality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Equality in a Sentence

  1. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    We are thankful to our partners for standing with us, but our goal is to be together with all of Europeans, europeans realize that our soldiers are fighting for our country and, therefore, for the whole Europe, for peace, for peace for all, all of the countries of EU, for kids’ lives, for equality, for democracy.

  2. Carlos Cordeiro:

    In recent months, you have raised your voices for equality. Today, on behalf of all of us at U.S. Soccer, I want to say, we hear you. We believe you. And we're committed to doing right by you.

  3. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    Russia's actions have shaken the principles of European security. Sovereignty, sovereign equality, the non-use of force, and territorial integrity matter. They cannot be ignored.

  4. Pinarayi VijayanKerala Chief Minister:

    Steps will be taken to turn our schools and colleges into spaces that embrace the idea of gender equality and equal rights.

  5. Yasser Abed Rabbo:

    We are speaking here in the name of the Palestinian people who had suffered for so long from terrorism and in the name of the values that we share with France, the values of liberty, the values of equality, and the values of saving the modern civilization against the criminals who are spreading all across the Arab world and they have attacked the heart of France.

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