English - Vietnamese Dictionary
equivalent /i'kwivələnt/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- vật tương đương, từ tương đương
+a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
+the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
+equal in amount or value
+being essentially equal to something
Advanced English Dictionary
1 tantamount, commensurate, alike, similar, close, comparable, corresponding, interchangeable, equal, synonymous, of a piece or a kind:
He didn't really believe that women's rights should be equivalent to men's.
2 match, equal, peer, counterpart, twin:
The garage could not supply the same part but they offered an equivalent.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
~ (to sth) equal in value, amount, meaning, importance, etc: Eight kilometres is roughly equivalent to five miles. + 250 grams or an equivalent amount in ounces + The new regulation was seen as equivalent to censorship.
equivalence noun [U] (formal): There is no straightforward equivalence between economic progress and social well-being.
~ (of / to sth) a thing, amount, word, etc. that is equivalent to sth else: Send £20 or the equivalent in your own currency. + Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human equivalent of BSE + The 'Gymnasium' is the closest equivalent to the grammar school in England. + Is there a French word that is the exact equivalent of the English word 'home'? + Breathing such polluted air is the equivalent of (= has the same effect as) smoking ten cigarettes a day.
direct, exact, nearest
the nearest equivalent we have to a carnival
| approximate | modern
the modern equivalent of the village inn
| American, British, etc.
VERB + EQUIVALENT
a word which has no direct equivalent in English
There is no exact male equivalent for witches.
| ~ in
It is the approximate equivalent in height to the Matterhorn.
| ~ of
This qualification is the equivalent of a degree.
| ~ to
This concert hall has been described as the American equivalent to London's Albert Hall. adj
be, seem | become
exactly, precisely | almost, closely, essentially, practically | approximately, broadly, more or less, roughly
the price we would pay elsewhere for a broadly equivalent house
These first computers were equivalent in power to a modern calculator.
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