Equality E*qual"i*ty, n.; pl. {Equalities}. [L. aequalitas, fr. aequalis equal. See {Equal}.] 1. The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in length or thickness; an equality of rights. [1913 Webster]

A footing of equality with nobles. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution. [1913 Webster]

3. Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface. [1913 Webster]

4. (Math.) Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does. [1913 Webster]

{Confessional equality}. See under {Confessional}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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