Type: noun, adjective

Definitions: (noun) An equivalent is something of equal value of acceptability. (adjective) If two things are equivalent, they are of equal value or acceptability.

Examples: (noun) The cost of living in some countries is so low that families can survive on the equivalent of just $2 a day. (adjective) Dolphins have very large brains, roughly equivalent to the size of a human brain.

Synonyms: adjectives: same, similar. nouns: equal.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 D