equal

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equal

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
equal

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. The same in shape, size, or number.
    The number of people inside of the store is equal to the number of people outside of the store.

Noun[change]

Singular
equal

Plural
equals

  1. (uncountable) Someone who has the same rights as somebody else.
    I'm your teacher, not your equal.

Verb[change]

Plain form
equal

Third-person singular
equals

Past tense
equaled

Past participle
equaled

Present participle
equaling

(transitive)

  1. If x equals y, x and y have the same value.
    Two plus two equals four.