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equate /ɪˈkwet, ˈiˌ/

(vt.)使相等,視為平等(vi.)等同

E·quate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equated; p. pr. & vb. n. Equating.] To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or curves; equated distances.

*Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both to F[rench] rolle.* --*Skeat (Etymol. Dict. ).*

**Equating for grades** Railroad Engin., adding to the measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent.

**Equating for curves**, adding half a mile for each 360 degrees of curvature.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

equate

v 1: consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We

can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot

equate success in financial matters with greed" [syn: compare,

liken]

2: be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics [syn: correspond]

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: equal, match, equalize, equalise]