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  • n  a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
    send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps
  • n  the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
  • s  being essentially equal to something
    a wish that was equivalent to a command

  • Also involved in the case was Israel's CIA equivalent, known as Mossad.
  • The result was a truly crap-tastic little vehicle, the four-wheel equivalent to those Briggs-and-Stratton powered minibikes.
  • If that happens, Merkel will have become a German equivalent of Britain's Lady Margaret Thatcherdifferent in style yet comparable in results.
News & Articles

  • Military court overturns Marine's Iraq murder conviction
    The military's equivalent of the Supreme Court overturned the conviction Wednesday of a Marine found guilty of murdering a civilian during the Iraq war, saying he was interrogated after asking for a lawyer.
    June 27, 2013 - CNN
  • Here’s the Real Crisis in Australia
    Australia (AUNAGDPC) has been called many things: Oz; the land Down Under; the lucky country. But the equivalent of a collateralized-debt obligation? Canberra can’t be happy to hear its AAA-rated economy likened to one of the reviled investment vehicles that blew up amid the 2008 global crisis.
    June 27, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Middletown School Board Eliminates Vacant Positions
    MIDDLETOWN — The school board has finalized its 2013-14 budget, eliminating the equivalent of 5.4 vacant teaching positions and 7.5 vacant noncertified positions.        
    June 26, 2013 - Hartford Courant

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    Now, Russia has, as the chairman said, issued a unilateral statement expressing its view. But that is not an agreed-upon view. That is not in the treaty,Clinton said. "It's the equivalent of a press release. And we are not in any way bound...
  • John McCain in Washington Post
    McCain, an Arizona senator who backed the measure, called their opposition to the spending bill "the equivalent of waving a white flag to al-Qaida."
  • David Cameron in The Guardian
    This very virulent form of spam is the online equivalent of breaking into a home, stealing address books, and sending phony mail to all of an individual's personal contacts. We would never accept this behavior in the real world, and we cannot... Andrew Cuomo http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cuomo&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHjjIti0__fUM_m7ySWQNO9r_MDbg ChannelWeb http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.crn.com/security/218401533&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFQVXCBwC88_0ljjg91VOauisSxmg Jul 10, 2009 33864 43237 equivocal The prime minister told a sombre Commons: The conclusions of this report are absolutely clear. There is no doubt, there is nothing equivocal, there are no ambiguities. What happened on Bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was...

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