equivalent


equivalent
equivalent e‧quiv‧a‧lent [ɪˈkwɪvlənt] noun [countable]
something that is equal in value, amount, quality etc to something else:

• The Japanese bank had the equivalent of $131 billion in assets on March 31.

— equivalent adjective :

• It must issue 5 million new shares or equivalent convertible securities to complete the deal.

ˌcash eˈquivalent
1. the value of something expressed in cash:

• It is quite easy to work out the cash equivalent of a company pension to an employee.

2. FINANCE a very safe investment that can easily be sold for cash:

• Investors would have been better off putting their money into cash and cash equivalents such as short-term Treasury bills.

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equivalent UK US /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/ adjective
the same in amount, price, size, etc.: »

The total consumer electronics market is equivalent to approximately $100 for every person on Earth.

equivalent amount/level/price »

Under the new scheme, companies would agree to pay the pension contributions of their employees, and in return workers would sacrifice an equivalent amount from their salary.

Ⅱ.
equivalent UK US /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/ noun [C, usually singular]
something that is the same amount, price, size, etc. as something else or has the same purpose as something else: »

The FSA has spoken to its New York equivalent, the SEC, regarding the takeover.

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The price of a barrel of crude oil in the early 1980s went as high as $40 (the equivalent of $80 today).

equivalence /ɪˈkwɪvələns/ noun [U] FORMAL
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The plan requires national systems to achieve equivalence to World Bank standards.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Équivalent Eq — Équivalent (chimie) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Équivalence. Les équivalents (val ou Eq ou eq) sont une mesure de concentration. Un équivalent est défini comme la masse en gramme d une substance qui peut réagir avec 6,022 x 1023 électrons.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • equivalent — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. equivalent and directly from L.L. aequivalentem (nom. aequivalens) equivalent, prp. of aequivalere be equivalent, from L. aequus equal (see EQUAL (Cf. equal)) + valere be well, be worth (see VALIANT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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  • equivalent — ► ADJECTIVE (often equivalent to) 1) equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc. 2) having the same or a similar effect. ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that is equivalent to another. DERIVATIVES equivalence noun equivalency noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Equivalent — E*quiv a*lent, v. t. To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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