Word family noun equivalence equivalent adjective equivalent From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishequivalente‧quiv‧a‧lent1 /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/ ●●○ W3 AWL adjective SAMEEQUALhaving the same value, purpose, job etc as a person or thing of a different kindequivalent to a qualification which is equivalent to a degree I had no dollars, but offered him an equivalent amount of sterling. —equivalence noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpusequivalent• no more than 12 bottles of beer or an equivalent amount of alcohol• He was fined $50 but given the choice of doing the equivalent amount of community work.• The equivalent figure for women was 31 percent in 1972 and 63 percent in 1983.• The equivalent figures in Newham were 4l, with 25 closed and 16 open.• If these prizes are not in stock we will send you an equivalent gift of the same value.• There is no equivalent history of the Liberal party during this period.• Any transaction involving two groups or two equivalent individuals is regarded as a negotiation rather than an interview.• By contrast, a small saving in purchasing costs can be worth considerably more in terms of equivalent sales value. 9.• The volcanic eruption on Krakatoa had an explosive power equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT.• Unemployed workers receive welfare payments and rent assistance equivalent to 50% of their usual income.• His monthly US salary is equivalent to a year's pay here in Mexico.• The US Congress is roughly equivalent to the British Parliament.equivalent to• Each barrel of oil is equivalent to about 40 gallons of gasoline.equivalentequivalent2 ●●○ AWL noun [countable] SAMEEQUALsomething that has the same value, purpose, job etc as something else The word has no equivalent in English.equivalent of He had drunk the equivalent of 15 whiskies.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesa direct/exact equivalent The word has no direct equivalent in English.the nearest/closest equivalent The corner store was the closest equivalent we had to a supermarket when I was young.the modern/modern-day equivalent (of something)Horror films are the modern-day equivalent of morality tales.an English/American/French etc equivalentSavings and loan associations are the American equivalent of Britain’s building societies.verbshave an equivalentThis institution has no equivalent in any other European country.
Examples from the Corpusequivalent• The numerical score may be either an age equivalent or a standardised score.• Some Thai words have no English equivalents.• They want the motoring equivalent of Carlsberg Special.• Moving the game westward and southward follows a grand historic progression, a sports equivalent of Manifest Destiny.• A record is an ordered collection of data items and/or data aggregates, the equivalent of a tuple.• The purchase of a carcass would be the equivalent of the purchase of two sides of beef.• Trying to do so is the equivalent of adding oranges and lemons.• It was the equivalent of about £1500 million at 1980's values, although greater than that in relation to the size of the economy.equivalent of• A typhoon is the Eastern Hemisphere's equivalent of a hurricane.From Longman Business Dictionaryequivalente‧quiv‧a‧lent /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/ noun [countable] something that is equal in value, amount, quality etc to something elseThe Japanese bank had the equivalent of $131 billion in assets on March 31. —equivalent adjectiveIt must issue 5 million new shares or equivalent convertible securities to complete the deal. → cash equivalentOrigin equivalent1 (1400-1500) French Late Latin, from aequivalere “to have equal power”