equivalence :

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  • n  a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
  • n  essential equality and interchangeability
  • n  qualities that are comparable

  • How you get equivalence between the two is baffling.
  • Even war criminals usually go to the trouble of claiming some moral justification for their crimes, some moral equivalence with their enemies.
  • Some believe that, by transitioning immediately to the plight of displaced Palestinians, Obama drew a moral equivalence between the Holocaust and Palestinian displacement.
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  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    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... Stephen Conroy http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Conroy&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEmgnHmq4NK80850ycFRQzXHEP8_w The Age http://www.google.com/url?q=http://business.theage.com.au/telstra-gets-nod-to-shut-down-cdma/20080416-26g5.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH-QFn5dYKzXVAqirk2DxyJA0_aMw Apr 15, 2008 33859 43232 equivalence 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."
  • Jean-Claude Juncker in Reuters (press release)
    Financial markets shouldn't make the mistake of establishing an equivalence between Greece and Spain,Juncker told Reuters on a state visit to Norway.

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