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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Global peace, justice, equality, and harmony lie in honest and fair policies; otherwise, the unpleasant odour of distinctions and selfish and peculiar interests eliminates the context and concept of peace, justice, equality, and harmony.

  2. Matt Smith:

    Claire Foy is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly and there should be equality for all, i support Claire Foy completely, and I'm pleased that it was resolved and they made amends for it because that what's needed to happen.

  3. 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.

  4. John Bailey:

    This year has the largest class of women nominees. Far from parity, and of course we need to do better. Gender parity is an industry matter, not just an Academy matter, inclusion, diversity, racial, ethnic and gender equality are not just buzzwords. They go to the heart of what our Academy is doing.

  5. Joe Heck:

    If you talk to those who would be impacted, that is males and females ages 18 to 25, they say, yes, women should have to register. Its a matter of equality, if you talk to an older population, theyre the ones who seem to be reluctant.

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