E·qual·i·ty n.; pl. Equalities
1. The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in length or thickness; an equality of rights.
A footing of equality with nobles. --Macaulay.
2. Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.
3. Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.
4. Math. Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does.
Confessional equality. See under Confessional.
n 1: the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or
value or status [ant: inequality]
2: a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally
balanced; "on a par with the best" [syn: equivalence, equation,