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Definition being equal or essentially equal
  • At $50 a share, it is equivalent to about a billion dollars.
equivalent = is about equal
  • It is the equivalent of a Starbucks.
  • equivalent = essentially the equal
  • 'Knowledge is more than equivalent to force!'
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • equivalent = equal
  • Pinkerton purchased the rights to Butterfly for one hundred yen—in modern currency, equivalent to about .... sixty-six cents.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • equivalent = essentially equal
  • Judge Taylor nodded, and then Atticus did something I never saw him do before or since, in public or in private: he unbuttoned his vest, unbuttoned his collar, loosened his tie, and took off his coat. He never loosened a scrap of his clothing until he undressed at bedtime, and to Jem and me, this was the equivalent of him standing before us stark naked.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • equivalent = same in effect
  • It was especially fun to think that people all over the world were having similar conversations in their equivalent of the Big Boy.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • equivalent = being equal or essentially equal
  • No. I met, I suppose, the Chinese equivalent of a diva.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • The Fremen title refers to holy judges, equivalent to saints.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • What a lavishment of effort and technique, no refinement spared—the equivalent, Edgar thinks, of medieval church architecture.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The shorter sessions of the State legislatures may be a saving equivalent to any additional expense from adopting the new system.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I overheard people saying that the cost of the entry fee was the equivalent of three hundred leones.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • The only way to truly reach me was to sneak up, crash in, bust past the barricades on the equivalent of a kamikaze mission, end result unknown.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • He addressed the senior of these officers as Capt. Warley, while the other was alluded to as Mr., which was equivalent to Ensign Thornton.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • In 1959, Queen Elizabeth named West a Dame Commander of the British Empire, the female equivalent of an honorary knighthood.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Kitum Cave is Mount Elgon's equivalent of the Times Square subway station.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • She brewed drinks, in some mysterious Asiatic equivalent to the still-room—drenches that smelt pestilently and tasted worse.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Each bond was worth the equivalent of one million kronor.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Max was, too, and he worried about David, who was not only terribly weak, but also trying his best to walk on the equivalent of miniature stilts.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • In France, in the old days, if you drank Burgundy you drank it from a pint pot or the French equivalent, and you drank nothing else all evening.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • (v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language

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