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EQUALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does equality mean? 

EQUALITY (noun)
  The noun EQUALITY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
2. a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

  Familiarity information: EQUALITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EQUALITY (noun)


Sense 1equality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("equality" is a kind of...):

sameness (the quality of being alike)

Attribute:

equal (well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another)

unequal (poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equality"):

equatability (capability of being equated)

equivalence (essential equality and interchangeability)

evenness (the quality of being balanced)

isometry (equality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.))

balance (equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account)

Antonym:

inequality (lack of equality)


Sense 2equality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

equivalence; equality; equation; par

Context example:

on a par with the best

Hypernyms ("equality" is a kind of...):

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equality"):

egalite; egality (social and political equality)

tie (equality of score in a contest)


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