equivalent

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Equivalent is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
equivalent

Comparative
more equivalent

Superlative
most equivalent

  1. If two things are equivalent, they are of equal value or acceptability.
    Dolphins have very large brains, roughly equivalent to the size of a human brain.

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Noun[change]

Singular
equivalent

Plural
equivalents

  1. (countable) An equivalent is something of equal value of acceptability.
    Living in Thailand costs the equivalent of just £10 per day.