Definition of equality in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwɒlɪti/


1 [mass noun] The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities: an organization aiming to promote racial equality
More example sentences
  • We also know that the labour movement has to work very hard to ensure that same equality of access and opportunity in the union.
  • Moreover, not everything is done to ensure equality of opportunity.
  • All the evidence shows, that if you want to promote social mobility and equality of opportunity, you have to start early.
2 Mathematics A symbolic expression of the fact that two quantities are equal; an equation.
Example sentences
  • Relationships between other values from different quantity spaces can be defined using equalities and correspondences.
  • The formal algebraic manipulation of series investigated by Lagrange and Laplace in the 1770s was put in the form of operator equalities by Arbogast in 1800 in Calcul des dérivations.
  • In a series of papers published over the following years Edmonds examined a whole variety of different conditions on the functions f and g which give the required equalities.


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin aequalitas, from aequalis (see equal).

Words that rhyme with equality

frivolity, jollity, polity, quality

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