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. Lars Haltbrekken:

    Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights.

  2. Marquis de Sade:

    If the objects who serve us feel ecstacy, they are much more often concerned with themselves than with us, and our own enjoyment is consequently impaired. The idea of seeing another person experience the same pleasure reduces one to a kind of equality which spoils the unutterable charms that come from despotism.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Talking and discussing the rights, yours and ours, puts you and us, in the wave of judicial mirage for hoping equality and justice. As a bare reality, the United Nations cannot employ and enforce that under its veto sword, in the presence of civilized Ali Baba and hundreds of lawmakers-thieves.

  4. Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

    Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

  5. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson:

    Overnight I went from being a small-town police chief to being part of a conversation about racism, equality and the role of policing in that conversation, as chief of police, I want to be part of that conversation. I also want to be part of the solution.

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