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Dictionary definition for: Equal

1. (n) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

2. (v) be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

3. (a) well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms" "all men are equal before the law"

4. (v) be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability" "Your performance doesn''t even touch that of your colleagues" "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

5. (a) equal in amount or value; "like amounts" "equivalent amounts" "the same amount" "gave one six blows and the other a like number" "an equal number" "the same number"

6. (v) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let''s equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

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