Share this entry

British English: /ɪˈkwɪv(ə)l(ə)nt/
American English: /əˈkwɪv(ə)lənt/

Translation of equivalent in German:


  • 1 (equal, having same result)
    be equivalent to something
    einer Sache Dat. entsprechen
    be equivalent to doing something
    dasselbe sein, wie wenn man etwas tut
    something of equivalent value
    etwas Gleichwertiges
    an equivalent amount [of money]
    ein entsprechender od. gleich hoher Betrag
    an equivalent amount of flour
    gleich viel Mehl
  • 2 (meaning the same)
    äquivalent (Linguistics)
    these two words are [not] equivalent in meaning
    diese beiden Wörter sind [nicht] bedeutungsgleich
  • 3 (corresponding) be equivalent to something
    einer Sache Dat. entsprechen


  • 1 (equivalent or corresponding thing or person)
    Pendant Neutr.
    Gegenstück Neutr.
    be the equivalent of somebody/something
    das Pendant od. Gegenstück zu jemandem/einer Sache sein
  • 3 (thing having same result)be the equivalent of something
    einer Sache Dat. entsprechen

Definition of equivalent in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: