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equivalent

Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/

Translation of equivalent in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (equal) [size/value] equivalente to be equivalent to sth equivaler a algo $100 US was roughly equivalent to £50 sterling 100 dólares americanos equivalían or eran equivalentes a unas 50 libras esterlinas his request was equivalent to a demand su petición era poco menos que una exigencia to be equivalent to -ing equivaler a + infinitive/infinitivo it is equivalent to increasing our prices by 7% equivale a aumentar nuestros precios en un 7%
    Example sentences
    • But hang on to the receipt in case you want to exchange it for something of equivalent value in case you don't need that day or you've had it before.
    • Farmers are now expecting prices to lift by an equivalent amount.
    • We will panic about being unable to afford to replace the boiler and then, on impulse, book a weekend in Ibiza that costs the equivalent amount.
    1.2 (corresponding) [position/term] equivalente to be equivalent to sth ser* el equivalente de algo
    Example sentences
    • Additionally, the effect of watching fish was determined to be equivalent to the effect of hypnosis.
    • The effect is equivalent to always rejecting the face-up card that is passed to you.
    • Aids currently causes deaths equivalent to the Holocaust every two years.

noun/nombre

  • equivalente (masculine) there isn't an exact English equivalent for that word en inglés no hay (un) equivalente exacto de esa palabra

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