Equality vs. Equivalence — What's the Difference?

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Equality

The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities
An organization aiming to promote racial equality
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Equivalence

The state or condition of being equivalent; equality.
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Equality

A symbolic expression of the fact that two quantities are equal; an equation.
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Equivalence

(Mathematics) An equivalence relation.
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Equality

The state or quality of being equal.
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Equivalence

(Logic) The relationship that holds for two propositions that are either both true or both false, so that the affirmation of one and the denial of the other results in contradiction.
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Equality

(Mathematics) A statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another.
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Equivalence

(uncountable) The condition of being equivalent or essentially equal.
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Equality

The fact of being equal.
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Equivalence

An equivalence relation; ≡; ~
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Equality

(mathematics) The fact of being equal, of having the same value. en
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Equivalence

The relationship between two propositions that are either both true or both false.
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Equality

The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.
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Equivalence

(chemistry) The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency.
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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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Equivalence

(mathematics) A Boolean operation that is TRUE when both input variables are TRUE or both input variables are FALSE, but otherwise FALSE; the XNOR function.
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Equality

Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.
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Equivalence

(geometry) A number in intersection theory. A positive-dimensional variety sometimes behaves formally as if it were a finite number of points; this number is its equivalence.
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Equality

Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.
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Equivalence

(translation studies) The degree to which a term or text in one language is semantically similar to its translated counterpart.
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Equality

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.
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Equivalence

(transitive) To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.
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Equality

The quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
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Equivalence

The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.
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Equality

A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced;
On a par with the best
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Equivalence

Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
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Equivalence

The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency. See Valence.
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Equivalence

To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.
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Equivalence

A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced;
On a par with the best
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Equivalence

Essential equality and interchangeability
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Equivalence

Qualities that are comparable;
No comparison between the two books
Beyond compare
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