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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tantamount mean? 

TANTAMOUNT (adjective)
  The adjective TANTAMOUNT has 1 sense:

1. being essentially equal to something

  Familiarity information: TANTAMOUNT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TANTAMOUNT (adjective)

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Being essentially equal to something


tantamount; equivalent

Context examples:

it was as good as gold / a wish that was equivalent to a command / his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt


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

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