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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 equal /ˈikwəl/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 等 相等

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·qual a.
 1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
 2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
    The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English.   --Clarendon.
    It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit.   --Dryden.
 Whose voice an equal messenger
 Conveyed thy meaning mild.   --Emerson.
 3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement. “An equal temper.”
 4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
    Are not my ways equal?   --Ezek. xviii. 29.
    Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem.   --Spenser.
    Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise.   --Milton.
 5. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
    They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me.   --Cheyne.
 6. Mus. Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; -- opposed to mixed. [R.]
 7. Math. Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
 Equal temperament. Mus. See Temperament.
 Syn: -- Even; equable; uniform; adequate; proportionate; commensurate; fair; just; equitable.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·qual, n.
 1. One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, “If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal.”
    Those who were once his equals envy and defame him.   --Addison.
 2. State of being equal; equality. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·qual, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equaled or Equalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Equaling or Equalling.]
 1. To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen░urate with.
    On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety.   --Shak.
 2. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
    Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her love.   --Dryden.
 3. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.
    He would not equal the mind that he found in himself to the infinite and incomprehensible.   --Berkeley.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as
             another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before
             the law" [ant: unequal]
      2: 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"
         [syn: like, equivalent, same] [ant: unlike]
      n : a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
          [syn: peer, match, compeer]
      v 1: be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000
           rubles these days!" [syn: be] [ant: differ]
      2: 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" [syn: touch, rival, match]
      3: 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" [syn: match, equalize, equalise, equate]
      [also: equalling, equalled]