a relation that is reflexive, symmetrical, and transitive, as equality.
(logic, maths) a relation that is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive: it imposes a partition on its domain of definition so that two elements belong to the same subset if and only if the relation holds between them
[ih-kwiv-uh-luh n-see] /ɪˈkwɪv ə lən si/ noun, plural equivalencies. 1. (defs 1, 2). /ˌɛkwɪˈveɪlənsɪ/ noun 1. (chem) the state of having equal valencies
- Equivalent circuit
noun 1. an arrangement of simple electrical components that is electrically equivalent to a complex circuit and is used to simplify circuit analysis
- Equivalent focal length
noun 1. (optics) the ratio of the size of an image of a small distant object near the optical axis to the angular distance of the object in radians
[ih-kwiv-uh-klee] /ɪˈkwɪv ə kli/ adverb 1. in a deliberately ambiguous or questionable way. 2. in a way that is doubtful in nature or of uncertain significance.