What is equal?

  • (adj): Equal in amount or value.
    Example: "An equal number"
    Synonyms: like, equivalent, same
    See also — Additional definitions below


Equal commonly refers to a state of equality.

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... Equal commonly refers to a state of equality ... Equal or equals may also refer to Equal (sweetener), a brand of artificial sweetener EQUAL Community Initiative, an initiative within the European Social Fund of the European Union Equals sign, or the ...
Per Stirpes - Examples
... A, specifies in his will that his estate is to be divided among his descendants in equal shares per stirpes ... B1 and B2 constitute one "branch" of the family, and collectively receive a share equal to the shares received by C and D as branches (figure 1) ... Thus, the B, C, and D branches receive equal shares of the whole estate, the B1 and B2 branches receive equal shares of the B branch's share, B1a ...
Equal Pay For Equal Work
... Equal pay for equal work is the concept of labour rights that individuals doing the same work should receive the same remuneration. 15 of African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights ensure the "equal pay for equal work" ... Labour Organization also proclaims "the principles of equal remuneration for equal value" ...
Conway Chained Arrow Notation - Properties
... p hence a chain starting with a is a power of a a chain 1 → Y is equal to 1 a chain X → 1 → Y is equal to X a chain 2 → 2 → Y is equal to 4 a chain X → 2 → 2 is equal to X ...
Civil Liberties In The United States - Equal Protection
... Main article Equal Protection Clause Equal protection prevents the government from creating laws that are discriminatory in application or effect ...

More definitions of "equal":

  • (adj): Well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another.
    Example: "On equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
  • (noun): A person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
    Synonyms: peer, match, compeer
  • (verb): Be identical or equivalent to.
    Synonyms: be

Famous quotes containing the word equal:

    There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.
    —C.S. (Clive Staples)

    The law is equal before all of us; but we are not all equal before the law. Virtually there is one law for the rich and another for the poor, one law for the cunning and another for the simple, one law for the forceful and another for the feeble, one law for the ignorant and another for the learned, one law for the brave and another for the timid, and within family limits one law for the parent and no law at all for the child.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    A great proportion of architectural ornaments are literally hollow, and a September gale would strip them off, like borrowed plumes, without injury to the substantials.... What if an equal ado were made about the ornaments of style in literature, and the architects of our bibles spent as much time about their cornices as the architects of our churches do? So are made the belles-lettres and the beaux-arts and their professors.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)