Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
A twice-proposed but never ratified amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit denial or abridgement of rights on the basis of sex. First proposed in 1923, the amendment was passed by Congress in 1972 but failed ratification by the requisite number of states. It was a major rallying point of the women’s movement.
[ee-kwuh l] /ˈi kwəl/ adjective 1. as great as; the same as (often followed by to or with): The velocity of sound is not equal to that of light. 2. like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.; of the same rank, ability, merit, etc.: two students of equal brilliance. 3. evenly proportioned or balanced: […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal. noun 1. the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality
noun, Music. 1. the division of an octave into 12 equal semitones, as in the tuning of a piano.
noun 1. an equal amount of time on the air, which radio and television licensees are required to offer to opposing candidates for public office and to those voicing diverging views on public referendums. noun in broadcasting, the requirement and practice of giving equal air time to opposing candidates or a divergent point of view […]