equivalence equivalence  /ɪ ˈkwɪ və ləns/


  1. (n) a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
  2. (n) essential equality and interchangeability
  3. (n) qualities that are comparable


  1. How you get equivalence between the two is baffling.
  2. Even war criminals usually go to the trouble of claiming some moral justification for their crimes, some moral equivalence with their enemies.
  3. Some believe that, by transitioning immediately to the plight of displaced Palestinians, Obama drew a moral equivalence between the Holocaust and Palestinian displacement.


  1. AWMA Joins FDA to Discuss Regulatory Decisions Regarding Substantial Equivalence Pathway

    AWMA's Anne Holloway participated Tuesday in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conference call with FDA Center for Tobacco Products Director, Mitch Zeller to discuss the newly released multiple regulatory decisions related to the agency's review of tobacco product applications through the substantial equivalence (SE) pathway.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: awmanet.org

  2. Lorillard Gets FDA Approval for New Cigarettes

    The cigarette manufacturer is the first to gain regulatory approval to market new cigarettes under the substantial equivalence (SE) pathway.        
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Lorillard downgraded to Sell from Underperform at CLSA (pre-open)

    CLSA downgraded Lorillard based on increased menthol concerns following the FDA's response to tobacco substantial equivalence applications. Price target lowered to $36 from $42.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I am satisfied that Telstra has met the equivalence tests in its licence condition and has sufficiently rectified the problems I identified in January, including handheld handset coverage, customer information provision and the availability of...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Stephen Conroy Source: The Age

  2. "I was very blunt," Obama said. "This is not an issue where you've got two parties of moral equivalence who are having an argument. This is a situation where you have a belligerent nation that engaged in provocative and deadly acts."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "Financial markets shouldn't make the mistake of establishing an equivalence between Greece and Spain," Juncker told Reuters on a state visit to Norway.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Juncker Source: Reuters (press release)

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