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equivalent British & World English

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

equivalent English Thesaurus

a sound quality equivalent to that of CDs

dose equivalent British & World English

An estimate of the biological effect of a dose of ionizing radiation, calculated by multiplying the dose received by a factor depending on the type of radiation. It is measured in sieverts

migraine equivalent British & World English

Any migraine symptom occurring independently of the headache (usually in persons known to have typical migraine).

subjunctive-equivalent British & World English

An expression which conveys the subjunctive mood by a construction involving an auxiliary verb and an infinitive.

electrochemical equivalent British & World English

The mass of a substance deposited, liberated, or acted on during electrolysis by the passage of a standard quantity of electricity (specifically one coulomb).

equivalent to in equivalent British & World English

Having the same or a similar effect as

mechanical equivalent of heat British & World English

The amount of mechanical energy that is equivalent to a standard amount of thermal energy, now one calorie (= 4.1868 joules).

mechanical equivalent of light British & World English

The ratio of radiant flux to luminous flux, expressed in watts per lumen (= 0.0015 watt per lumen at 555 nm wavelength).

equivalent weight in equivalent British & World English

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