[ee-kwuh-lahy-zer] /ˈi kwəˌlaɪ zər/
a person or thing that .
any of various devices or appliances for strains, pressures, etc.
Electricity. an electric network of inductance, capacitance, or resistance established between two points in a given network to secure some constant relation, as even attenuation, between the two points.
Slang. a weapon, as a pistol, blackjack, or switchblade knife.
a person or thing that equalizes, esp a device to counterbalance opposing forces
an electronic network introduced into a transmission circuit to alter its response, esp to reduce distortion by equalizing its response over a specified frequency range
(sport) a goal, point, etc, that levels the score
(US, slang) a weapon, esp a gun
1792, agent noun from equalize. Sports sense attested by 1930; in the U.S. underworld slang sense of “pistol,” it is from c.1900.
An electronic device made of filters and amplifiers, used to alter the relative strengths of different frequencies in an electronic signal. Equalizers are used primarily in audio equipment, allowing fine-tuning of the signal to compensate for distortions such as weak response or oversensitivity at various frequencies. ◇ A graphic equalizer uses a set of controls that determine the level of boost or suppression of individual frequencies. The controls are usually sliding faders, set up in a row from lowest frequency to highest frequency, so that the final settings resemble a graph of the frequency response of the equalizer. ◇ A parametric equalizer consists of one or more filters whose characteristics can be controlled, such as the frequency to be manipulated, whether to boost or suppress the frequency, the amount of boost or suppression, and how much nearby frequencies are also affected.
A pistol or other firearm; the DIFFERENCE (1900+)
[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: […]
[ee-kwuh-lee] /ˈi kwə li/ adverb 1. in an or identical manner: to treat rich and poor equally. 2. to an degree or extent: You are equally matched. adv. late 14c., from equal + -ly (2).
- Equal opportunities commission
noun 1. (in Britain) a body appointed by the Government to enforce the provisions of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 EOC
noun 1. the aggregation of policies and practices in employment and other areas that do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, or mental or physical disability. noun 1. The goal of giving all persons an equal chance to an education and employment, and to protect their […]