[ih-kwiv-uh-luh ns or for 3, ee-kwuh-vey-luh ns] /ɪˈkwɪv ə ləns or for 3, ˌi kwəˈveɪ ləns/
noun, Also, (for defs 1, 2).
the state or fact of being equivalent; equality in value, force, significance, etc.
an instance of this; an equivalent.
Chemistry. the quality of having equal valence.
(of a logical or mathematical relationship) reflexive, symmetrical, and transitive.
the state of being equivalent or interchangeable
1540s, from French équivalence, from Medieval Latin aequivalentia, from aequivalentem (see equivalent). Related: Equivalency (1530s).
- Material girl
noun a woman or girl mainly concerned with material things Word Origin from song by Madonna
noun, Logic. 1. (def 4a). noun (logic) 1. the truth-functional connective that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences and assigns the value false to it only when its antecedent is true and its consequent false, without consideration of relevance; loosely corresponds to the English if … then 2. a compound sentence formed with […]
[mas-ti-gof-er-uh] /ˌmæs tɪˈgɒf ər ə/ noun 1. a phylum of protozoans comprising nonphotosynthetic, chiefly free-living flagellates: some species are important pathogens of humans and other animals.
noun a fear of being whipped, flogged, or otherwise punished Word Origin related to mastigophorous ‘scourge-bearing’