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Equivalence Definition

In quantitative verse, the rule that two short syllables equal one long syllable. See mora.


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Other Equivalence Definition

[n] qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"
[n] essential equality and interchangeability
[n] a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"

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nonequivalence

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\E*quiv"a*lence\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]quivalence, LL. aequivalentia.]
1. The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.
2. Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
3. (Chem.) (a) The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency. See {Valence}. (b) The degree of combining power as determined by relative weight. See {Equivalent}, n.,
2. [R.]
\E*quiv"a*lence\, v. t. To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.

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