What does equality mean?

Definitions for equality
ɪˈkwɒl ɪ tiequal·i·ty

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. equality(Noun)

    The fact of being equal.

    Etymology: From aequalitas.

  2. equality(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From aequalitas.

  3. equality(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Equality(noun)

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

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

  3. Equality(noun)

    evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce equality?

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Numerology

  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. Jessica Sisto:

    I hope there will be more awareness about the work that is left to do for women's rights and equality, i think there are so many women that don't even realize that things could be different for them. They just tolerate things like sexual harassment, or assume they just get paid less and that's just how it is. And it doesn't have to be that way.

  2. Lynne Cheney:

    Anyone who says that paying women equally and treating them equally in the workplace makes it more expensive for businesses to hire them ... is saying in effect that women are worth less than men, equality in the workplace is not just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing for business and a good thing for men as well as women.

  3. Rachel Nichols:

    Rachel Nichols said it was surprising and disappointing that the NBA did not do the same especially when it had tributes for civil rights icon John Lewis and actor Chadwich Boseman. If you are a league that holds equality as a core value, and I know for sure that this league does, the icons of that equality cant be those who just helped the men that we all see on TV but those who paved the way for the women who worked right alongside them, after all, the NBA is significantly stronger because of all the women who work in it and around it. And we are all significantly stronger because a young lawyer dedicated her life to allow us to have those opportunities. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released a statement on Bader Ginsburg death on Friday two days before the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun played their playoff game. Sad to hear of the passing of an icon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a role model, and a champion for equality for so many.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Commitment to Equality underscores your ethical elegance and highest moral values. Those who cannot treat others with equality, respect and dignity, tend to do so because they are morally bankrupt and not advanced in their thinking. Always be nice to people, and treat them with dignity, respect and equality they deserve.

  5. Deidre Berger:

    The defamatory attacks are attempts by Turkish and Egyptian national religious authorities to crush newer forms of religious expression that bridge tradition with democratic values of equality.

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