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EQUIV'ALENT, a. Equal in value or worth. In barter, the goods given are supposed to be equivalent to the goods received. Equivalent in value or worth, is tautological.

1. Equal in force, power or effect. A steam engine may have force or power equivalent to that of thirty horses.

2. Equal in moral force, cogency or effect on the mind. Circumstantial evidence may be almost equivalent to full proof.

3. Of the same import or meaning. Friendship and amity are equivalent terms.

For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent.

Equivalent propositions in logic are called also equipollent.

4. Equal in excellence or moral worth.

EQUIV'ALENT, n. That which is equal in value, weight, dignity or force, with something else. The debtor cannot pay his creditor in money, but he will pay him an equivalent. Damages in money cannot be an equivalent for the loss of a limb.

1. In chimistry, equivalent is the particular weight or quantity of any substance which is necessary to saturate any other with which it can combine. It is ascertained that chimical combinations are definite, that is, the same body always enters into combination in the same weight, or if it can combine with a particular body in more than one proportion, the higher proportion is always a multiple of the lower.



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EQUIV'ALENT, a. Equal in value or worth. In barter, the goods given are supposed to be equivalent to the goods received. Equivalent in value or worth, is tautological.

1. Equal in force, power or effect. A steam engine may have force or power equivalent to that of thirty horses.

2. Equal in moral force, cogency or effect on the mind. Circumstantial evidence may be almost equivalent to full proof.

3. Of the same import or meaning. Friendship and amity are equivalent terms.

For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent.

Equivalent propositions in logic are called also equipollent.

4. Equal in excellence or moral worth.

EQUIV'ALENT, n. That which is equal in value, weight, dignity or force, with something else. The debtor cannot pay his creditor in money, but he will pay him an equivalent. Damages in money cannot be an equivalent for the loss of a limb.

1. In chimistry, equivalent is the particular weight or quantity of any substance which is necessary to saturate any other with which it can combine. It is ascertained that chimical combinations are definite, that is, the same body always enters into combination in the same weight, or if it can combine with a particular body in more than one proportion, the higher proportion is always a multiple of the lower.

E-QUIV'A-LENT, a.

  1. Equal in value or worth. In barter, the goods given are supposed to be equivalent to the goods received. Equivalent in value or worth, is tautological.
  2. Equal in force, power or effect. A steam engine may have force or power equivalent to that of thirty horses.
  3. Equal in moral force, cogency or effect on the mind. Circumstantial evidence may be almost equivalent to full proof.
  4. Of the same import or meaning. Friendship and amity are equivalent terms. For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent. South. Equivalent propositions in logic are called also equipolent.
  5. Final in excellence or moral worth. Milton.

E-QUIV'A-LENT, n.

  1. That which is equal in value, weight, dignity, or force, with something else. The debtor can not pay his creditor in money, but he will pay him an equivalent. Damages in money can not be an equivalent for the loss of a limb.
  2. In chimistry, equivalent is the proportion expressing the weight or quantity of any substance which combines with another substance to form a definite compound. It is often called chimical equivalent, or combining proportion.

E*quiv"a*lent
  1. Equal in worth or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.

    For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent. South.

  2. Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.

    He owned that, if the Test Act were repealed, the Protestants were entitled to some equivalent. . . . During some weeks the word equivalent, then lately imported from France, was in the mouths of all the coffeehouse orators. Macaulay.

  3. To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.

    [R.]
  4. Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; -- applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.

  5. That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard.

    Specifically: (a)
  6. Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.
  7. A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.

    Mechanical equivalent of heat (Physics), the number of units of work which the unit of heat can perform; the mechanical energy which must be expended to raise the temperature of a unit weight of water from 0° C. to 1° C., or from 32° F. to 33° F. The term was introduced by Dr. Mayer of Heilbronn. Its value was found by Joule to be 1390 foot pounds upon the Centigrade, or 772 foot pounds upon the Fahrenheit, thermometric scale, whence it is often called Joule's equivalent, and represented by the symbol J. This is equal to 424 kilogram meters (Centigrade scale). A more recent determination by Professor Rowland gives the value 426.9 kilogram meters, for the latitude of Baltimore.

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Equivalent

EQUIV'ALENT, adjective Equal in value or worth. In barter, the goods given are supposed to be equivalent to the goods received. equivalent in value or worth, is tautological.

1. Equal in force, power or effect. A steam engine may have force or power equivalent to that of thirty horses.

2. Equal in moral force, cogency or effect on the mind. Circumstantial evidence may be almost equivalent to full proof.

3. Of the same import or meaning. Friendship and amity are equivalent terms.

For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent

Equivalent propositions in logic are called also equipollent.

4. Equal in excellence or moral worth.

EQUIV'ALENT, noun That which is equal in value, weight, dignity or force, with something else. The debtor cannot pay his creditor in money, but he will pay him an equivalent Damages in money cannot be an equivalent for the loss of a limb.

1. In chimistry, equivalent is the particular weight or quantity of any substance which is necessary to saturate any other with which it can combine. It is ascertained that chimical combinations are definite, that is, the same body always enters into combination in the same weight, or if it can combine with a particular body in more than one proportion, the higher proportion is always a multiple of the lower.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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LA'DING, ppr. Loading; charging with a burden or freight; throwing or dipping out.

LA'DING, n. That which constitutes a load or cargo; freight; burden; as the lading of a ship. Acts. 27.

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