equivalent Alternative forms
* (archaic)
Adjective
( en adjective)
Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal.
* South
 For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent .
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(mathematics) Of two sets, having a onetoone correspondence; equinumerous.
* Comprehensive MCQ's in Mathematics , page 3 :
 Finite sets A and B are equivalent sets only when n''(A) = ''n''(B) ''i.e. , the number of elements in A and B are equal.
* 1950 , E. Kamke, Theory of Sets , page 16 :
 All enumerable sets are equivalent to each other, but not to any finite set.
* 2000 , N. L. Carothers, Real Analysis , page 18 :
 Equivalent' sets should, by rights, have the same "number" of elements. For this reason we sometimes say that '''equivalent sets have the same ''cardinality .
* 2006 , Joseph Breuer, Introduction to the Theory of Sets , page 41 :
 The equivalence theorem: If both M is equivalent''' to a subset N_{1} of N and N is '''equivalent''' to a subset M_{1} of M, then the sets M and N are '''equivalent to each other.
(mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.
(chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.
(cartography) Of a map, equalarea.
(geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.
 A square may be equivalent to a triangle.
Derived terms
* (l)
Noun
( en noun)
Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.
* Macaulay
 He owned that, if the Test Act were repealed, the Protestants were entitled to some equivalent .
(chemistry) An equivalent weight.
Verb
( en verb)
To make equivalent to; to equal.


cybervillage English
Noun
( en noun)
The social equivalent of a village on the Internet or in cyberspace; a small online community.
Hypernyms
* cybercommunity
See also
* global village 