equality

Equality is when things are the same (equal) in some particular way. You had to rethink your campaign for equality in the household when you realized this meant doing your own laundry and sharing the remote control.

Equality means "the state of being equal." It's one of the ideals a democratic society, and so the fight to attain different kinds of equality, like racial equality, gender equality, or equality of opportunity between rich and poor, is often associated with progress toward that ideal of everyone being truly equal. Equality doesn't have to be used only for social ideals, though. There can be equality in weight between two barrels of apples, or between two molecules.

Definitions of equality
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n the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

Antonyms:
inequality
lack of equality
Types:
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equatability
capability of being equated
equivalence
essential equality and interchangeability
evenness
the quality of being balanced
isometry
equality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.)
balance
equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
parity
functional equality
trial balance
a balance of debits and credits in double-entry bookkeeping; drawn up to test their equality
Type of:
sameness
the quality of being alike

n a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

Synonyms:
equation, equivalence, par
Types:
egalite, egality
social and political equality
tie
equality of score in a contest
deuce
a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game
Type of:
position, status
the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

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