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Equate   /ɪkwˈeɪt/   Listen
Equate

verb
(past & past part. equated; pres. part. equating)
1.
Consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous.  Synonyms: compare, liken.  "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
2.
Be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics.  Synonym: correspond.
3.
Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching.  Synonyms: equal, equalise, equalize, match.  "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"






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"Equate" Quotes from Famous Books



... and I.). And so far it is easy to follow his meaning: the Xs are identical with some or all the Ys. But, coming to the negatives, the equational interpretation is certainly less obvious. The proposition No X is Y (E.) cannot be said in any sense to equate X and Y; though, if we obvert it into All X is some not-Y, we have (in the same sense, of course, as in the above affirmative forms) X equated with part at ...
— Logic - Deductive and Inductive • Carveth Read

... comparisons of value between the different periods, it must be borne in mind, that, in 1870, gold was at an average premium of 25.3 per cent. To equate the valuation with those of other years, there must be a reduction of one-fifth on the reported valuation of 1870, ...
— Twenty Years of Congress, Vol. 1 (of 2) • James Gillespie Blaine

... extreme temperatures. It results from the useful researches of M. Daniel Berthelot that we must subtract 0.18 deg. from the indications of the hydrogen thermometer towards the temperature -240 deg. C, and add 0.05 deg. to 1000 deg. to equate them with the thermodynamic scale. Of course, the difference would also become still more noticeable on getting nearer to the absolute zero; for as hydrogen gets more and more cooled, it gradually exhibits in a lesser degree the characteristics of a ...
— The New Physics and Its Evolution • Lucien Poincare



Words linked to "Equate" :   equator, change, homologise, modify, be, equalize, homogenize, draw, study, homogenise, rival, equation, equating, tie, consider, homologize, touch, liken, alter



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