[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 relationship of being unequal or incomparable
the state of being equivalent or interchangeable
1540s, from French équivalence, from Medieval Latin aequivalentia, from aequivalentem (see equivalent). Related: Equivalency (1530s).
[ih-reys] /ɪˈreɪs/ verb (used with object), erased, erasing. 1. to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface. 2. to eliminate completely: She couldn’t erase the tragic scene from her memory. 3. to obliterate (material recorded on magnetic tape or a magnetic disk): She erased the message. 4. to obliterate recorded […]
[nohnz] /noʊnz/ noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. the fifth of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally fixed for the ninth hour of the day (or 3 p.m.). [nohnz] /noʊnz/ noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. (in the ancient Roman calendar) the ninth day before the ides, both days included: the […]
[es-kuh-leyt] /ˈɛs kəˌleɪt/ verb (used with or without object), escalated, escalating. 1. to increase in intensity, magnitude, etc.: to escalate a war; a time when prices escalate. 2. to raise, lower, rise, or descend on or as if on an . /ˈɛskəˌleɪt/ verb 1. to increase or be increased in extent, intensity, or magnitude: to […]
[nuhn-soh-prit-ee, -prit-ee] /ˈnʌn soʊˈprɪt i, -ˌprɪt i/ noun, plural none-so-pretties. 1. .