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"

Wiktionary

  1. equalitynoun

    The fact of being equal.

    Etymology: From aequalitas.

  2. equalitynoun

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

    Etymology: From aequalitas.

  3. equalitynoun

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

    Etymology: From aequalitas.

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

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

  2. Equalitynoun

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

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

  3. Equalitynoun

    evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface

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

  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

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Dani Lever:

    Governor Cuomo disagrees with the President, the Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached its maximum potential.

  2. Amit Ray:

    Smart cities are the cities of positivity and happy-energy, not the junkyards of technologies but cities of diversity, love, life, beauty, dignity, freedom, tolerance, and equality.

  3. Chad Griffin:

    Fairness and equality have prevailed over this unconscionable legislative assault on transgender children.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    No disability in the world can outweigh one's inadequacy to treat people with dignity, equality and respect - regardless of their color, creed, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

  5. The President:

    Another candidate boasts that he introduced an amendment to end nationwide marriage equality. One said he loves the Constitution except for Article 3.

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