equality

Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• n equality the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
• n equality a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced "on a par with the best"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Interesting fact: The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people
• Equality Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.
• Equality (Math) Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does.
• Equality Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.
• Equality The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in length or thickness; an equality of rights. "A footing of equality with nobles."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• Interesting fact: If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London
• n equality The state of being equal; identity in magnitude or dimensions, value, qualities, degree, etc.; the state of being neither superior nor inferior, greater nor less, better nor worse, stronger nor weaker, etc., with regard to the thing or things compared.
• n equality Evenness; uniformity; sameness in state or continued course; equableness: as, equality of surface; an equality of temper or constitution.
• n equality In other cases, to indicate equality or equivalence of sense: as, Latin gratias = thanks.
• n equality In a limited use, as in the etymologies of this dictionary, to indicate specifically equality (ultimate identity) of form: as, English two = Latin duo = Greek δύο = Sanskrit dva.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• Interesting fact: A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee
• n Equality the condition of being equal: sameness: evenness
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Quotations

• Malcolm X
“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.”
• Woodrow T. Wilson
“You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.”
• Walter Lippmann
“It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most.”
• Simone Weil
“Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.”
• Robert Heller
“The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.”
• Aeschylus
“When a match has equal partners then I fear not.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aequalitas, fr. aequalis, equal. See Equal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. æqualisæquāre, to make equal—æquus, equal.

Usage

In literature:

He produced another piece of the same kind at the appearance of Cato, with equal skill, but not equal happiness.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
Organization of the masses.+ Masses of men who are on a substantial equality with each other never can be anything but hopeless savages.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Measure and boil for five minutes, add equal quantity of heated sugar, boil three minutes, skim and pour into glasses.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
We now know that the principle of conservation holds equally good with elastic and unelastic bodies.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The result would be equally grand, equally gratifying.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Their luxury and extravagance were only equalled by their presumption and insolence.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
To every action there is always an equal and contrary reaction.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
Beside which, Fox said that it was idle to expect Pitt to admit the Whig leaders on an equal footing.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
On the quarter, speculation is equally rife, though running in a different channel.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Gums are nutritious foods, but it is probable that they are not equal in alimental power to equal weights of starch or sugar.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
These are equally appropriate for the home circle.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Both are deserts of immense extent, equally difficult to cross, and equally dangerous to the traveller.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Equal pay for both sexes for the performance of equal work.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
To her Zillah at once took a strong liking, and Mrs. Hart seemed to form one equally strong for her.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Faith renders you equal with others, and others equal with you, and so on.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
John Smith would equal so many units of this, plus so many units of that, and so on.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
We give them an equally arbitrary rule for addition.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
If it failed to produce equal exertion, it could not be an equal conviction.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Things are equal to the imagination, which have the power of affecting the mind with an equal degree of terror, admiration, delight, or love.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Bismarck and the Pope proved equally persistent.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
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In poetry:

Think of the price of liberty,
Think of the lash and slavery,
Of lynch rule and its massacre
And strike for equal rights.
"Strike For Equal Rights" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
And my dear sir, fifty years hence,
When your grandchildren stand;
Ajax grandchildren's recompense,
Will show an equal man.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
They little know what dreams have been
My playmates, night and day;
Of equal kindness, helpful care,
A mother's perfect sway.
"The Ugly Princess" by Charles Kingsley
Beauteous all, if fur or feather,
Strength or gift of song be theirs;
He who planted all together
Equally their fate prepares.
"Legend Of The Canadian Robin" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
I meet my servants, growing old,
But never meet them with a scold.
My equals in an eye Divine--
Why not my equals then in mine?
"A Day" by William Hutton
It wails—"Our life is far too brief,
Grant us a little longer day;
Or make us equal with the leaf,
It comes again, we pass away.
"Life's Little Day" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Some further Thoughts on Equality by Civil Union .
It's a daunting task, but Moon Mullins and Joe Lowe were equal to it this morning.
Marriage Equality Supporters Behaving Like Nazis.
Advocates for equal marriage rights are slurring their opponents as Nazis slurred Jews, says the former archbishop of Canterbury.
Royals clobber Nativity to equal most wins.
Numbers on 'our side' do not equal control.
'Modern Family' star's fight for equality.
One day France's black citizens will enjoy the equality granted them under law.
Fight Back Colorado, a group modeled on the effort that removed anti-equality incumbents in New York, will target lawmakers who blocked civil unions this year.
You can vote for job creation, social justice, and equality or, impediments to progress and prejudice.
Two and two will equal four anywhere on earth.
Doubling your 52-degree V-angle and adding Honda's crafty 76-degree crankpin offset equals 180 degrees.
After you file, all creditors that have filed claims against you in the same class are considered equal in receiving payment from your liquidated property.
RIAA LP Equalization Page 2.
DC United equaled its worst start in club history with four straight losses when it fell to Chicago, 2-0, at home on Saturday.
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In science:

However we see that these oscillations are virtual because when νe really transits into νµ, then it can decay into electron neutrino plus something, i.e. we gain the energy from vacuum, which is equal to the mass difference ∆m = mνµ − mνe (momenta of νe and νµ are equal at oscillations).
Neutrino Oscillations. Theory and Experiment
As S1, S2 are equal on the generators of the algebra they are equal.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
Pr(W ′X = g) equals 1/|Am | or equals 0 for all g .
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
Indeed, we have proved, that we have an equality in (1.15), which also means that there are the equalities in (1.13) and (1.14).
A Peirce decomposition for generalized Jordan triple systems of second order
There exists a unique m > 0 such that the image of χ equals C(q)[tm, t−m ]. (ii) Suppose that the image of χ equals C(q)[tm, t−m ].
Quantum loop modules
The leading order contribution comes from integration around those saddle-points where exactly n parameters ǫk equal 1 (the rest being equal -1).
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
Thus, all N domain types are equally likely at this ﬁxed point, with any two types of domains equally likely to be adjacent to each other.
Permutation-Symmetric Multicritical Points in Random Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains
H = π∗ yields Ker H ⊆ Ker π∗, while third equality H ◦ w = 0 Second equality π∗ means that Im w ⊆ Ker H.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
The above equality (8.25) is an equality of functions.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
Then, the correct speed appears as one equals t/r2 with rd, i.e. as one equals the speed rates for each marginal LDP.
Large deviations for Brownian motion in a random scenery
If we replace βη-equality in the above deﬁnition by β -equality (i.e., when G ◦ F =β I) we obtain the notion of a β -retraction (resp. β -embedding), denoted by ρ Eβ τ (resp. ρ ≤β τ ).
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
In a steady state hydrostatic model LheatS = LradS for each radius, which implies two equalities: the equality of the powers of r in equations (2) and (3) and the equality of the constant terms in these two equations.
Problems in suppressing cooling flows in clusters of galaxies by global heat conduction
Clearly the unitary DF T -coin transforms each direction into an equally weighted superposition of directions such that after measurement each of them is equally likely to be obtained (with probability 1/d).
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Similarly all vertices of equal distance to the starting vertex, i.e. of equal Hamming weight, can be interchanged without changing the walk.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Indeed, the equality |ρ|J = |σ |J + |τ |J means that (4.4) is an equality.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
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