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.

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

3. Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.

4. <mathematics> 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.

See: equal.

Origin: L. Aequalitas, fr. Aequalis equal.

(06 Mar 1998)

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