- adj. 等价的，相等的；同意义的
- n. 等价物，相等物
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1、equi- "equal" + val- "be well, be worth" + -ent.
- equivalent (adj.)
- early 15c., from Middle French equivalent and directly from Late Latin aequivalentem (nominative aequivalens) "equivalent," present participle of aequivalere "be equivalent," from Latin aequus "equal" (see equal (adj.)) + valere "be well, be worth" (see valiant). As a noun from c. 1500, "that which is equal or corresponds to." Related: Equivalently.
- 1. His party has just suffered the equivalent of a near-fatal heart attack.
- 2. The equivalent of two tablespoons of polyunsaturated oils is ample each day.
- 3. Eight kilometres is roughly equivalent to five miles.
- 4. The gangsters offered him a sum equivalent to a whole year's earnings.
- 5. Changing her job like that is equivalent to giving her the sack.
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