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Equivalent vs. Ambivalent

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Equivalentadjective

Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal.

Ambivalentadjective

Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations.

Equivalentadjective

(mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one correspondence; equinumerous.

Ambivalentadjective

Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.

‘He has an ambivalent relationship towards his parents.’;

Equivalentadjective

(mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.

Ambivalent

undecided as to whether or not to take a proposed course of action; having feelings both for and against the proposed action.

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Equivalentadjective

(chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.

Ambivalentadjective

characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes;

‘she felt ambivalent about his proposal’; ‘an ambivalent position on rent control’;

Equivalentadjective

(cartography) Of a map, equal-area.

Ambivalentadjective

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow;

‘was ambivalent about having children’;

Equivalentadjective

(geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.

‘A square may be equivalent to a triangle.’;

Ambivalentadjective

having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone

‘an ambivalent attitude to Europe’; ‘some loved her, some hated her, few were ambivalent about her’;

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Equivalentnoun

Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.

Equivalentnoun

(chemistry) An equivalent weight.

Equivalentverb

(transitive) To make equivalent to; to equal.

Equivalentadjective

Equal in worth or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.

‘For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent.’;

Equivalentadjective

Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; - applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.

Equivalentadjective

Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.

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Equivalentnoun

Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.

‘He owned that, if the Test Act were repealed, the Protestants were entitled to some equivalent. . . . During some weeks the word equivalent, then lately imported from France, was in the mouths of all the coffeehouse orators.’;

Equivalentnoun

That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.

Equivalentnoun

A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.

Equivalentverb

To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.

Equivalentnoun

a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc;

‘send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps’;

Equivalentnoun

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

Equivalentadjective

equal in amount or value;

‘like amounts’; ‘equivalent amounts’; ‘the same amount’; ‘gave one six blows and the other a like number’; ‘an equal number’; ‘the same number’;

Equivalentadjective

being essentially equal to something;

‘it was as good as gold’; ‘a wish that was equivalent to a command’; ‘his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt’;

Equivalentadjective

equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.

‘one unit is equivalent to one glass of wine’;

Equivalentadjective

having the same or a similar effect as

‘some regulations are equivalent to censorship’;

Equivalentadjective

belonging to the same equivalence class.

Equivalentnoun

a person or thing that is equal to or corresponds with another in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.

‘the French equivalent of the Bank of England’;

Equivalentnoun

the mass of a particular substance that can combine with or displace one gram of hydrogen or eight grams of oxygen, used in expressing combining powers, especially of elements.

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