Adjective > Equal

Adjective > Equal

1 a : the same in number, amount, degree, rank, or quality

an equal number of apples and oranges

officers of equal rank

issues of equal importance = issues that are equal in importance

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In one night he earned an amount equal to an entire month’s salary.

issues that are equal in importance to the most serious problems we face

b : having the same mathematical value

The fractions 1/2 and 2/4 are equal.

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1/2 is equal to 2/4.

2 : not changing : the same for each person

providing equal opportunities for children of all races

We need to have equal academic standards for male and female students.

equal rights

(US) an equal opportunity employer = (Brit) an equal opportunities employer [=an employer who does not discriminate against people because of their race, religion, etc.]