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Definition of Equivalence


  1. The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions.
  2. Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
  3. The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency. See Valence.
  4. The degree of combining power as determined by relative weight. See Equivalent, n., 2.
  5. To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.

Equivalence Translations

equivalence in Italian is equivalenza
equivalence in Norwegian is likeverd