[ih-pis-kuh-puh l] /ɪˈpɪs kə pəl/
of or relating to a :
based on or recognizing a governing order of :
an episcopal hierarchy.
(initial capital letter) designating the Anglican Church or some branch of it, as the Episcopal Church in America.
(initial capital letter) Informal. an .
of, denoting, governed by, or relating to a bishop or bishops
belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
mid-15c., from Middle French épiscopal (14c.), from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latin episcopus “an overseer” (see bishop). Reference to a church governed by bishops is 1752. With a capital E-, the ordinary designation of the Anglican church in the U.S. and Scotland.
[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: […]
[ih-kwey-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃən/ noun 1. the act of or making equal; equalization: the symbolic equation of darkness with death. 2. equally balanced state; equilibrium. 3. Mathematics. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities. 4. Also called chemical equation. Chemistry. a symbolic representation showing the kind […]
[ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh m, ek-wuh-] /ˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌɛk wə-/ noun, plural equilibriums, equilibria [ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh, ek-wuh-] /ˌi kwəˈlɪb ri ə, ˌɛk wə-/ (Show IPA) 1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces. 2. equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.; equality of effect. 3. mental or emotional balance; equanimity: […]
[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). 1. the state or fact of being equivalent; equality in value, force, significance, etc. 2. an instance of this; an equivalent. 3. Chemistry. the quality of having equal valence. 4. Logic, Mathematics. adjective […]