# eq vs equivalent what difference

## what is difference between eq and equivalent

## English

### Alternative forms

- eq.

### Noun

**eq** (*plural* **eqq** *or* **eqs**)

- Abbreviation of
*equation*.

#### Synonyms

### Anagrams

- QE

## English

### Alternative forms

- æquivalent (archaic)

### Etymology

*equi-* + *-valent*.

From Latin *aequivalentem*, accusative singular of *aequivalēns*, present active participle of *aequivaleō* (“I am equivalent, have equal power”).

### Pronunciation

- (Received Pronunciation) IPA
^{(key)}: /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/ - (US) IPA
^{(key)}: /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/ - (UK) IPA
^{(key)}: /ɪˈkwɪvələnt/

### Adjective

**equivalent** (*comparative* **more equivalent**, *superlative* **most equivalent**)

- Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal.
- For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms
**equivalent**.

- For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms

- Synonym: on a par

- (mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one correspondence.
- Synonym: equinumerous

**c. 2005**, P N Gupta Kulbhushan,*Comprehensive MCQ’s in Mathematics*, page 3:- Finite sets A and B are
**equivalent**sets only when*n*(A) =*n*(B)*i.e.*, the number of elements in A and B are equal.

- Finite sets A and B are
**1950**, E. Kamke,*Theory of Sets*, page 16:- All enumerable sets are
**equivalent**to each other, but not to any finite set.

- All enumerable sets are
**2000**, N. L. Carothers,*Real Analysis*, page 18:**Equivalent**sets should, by rights, have the same “number” of elements. For this reason we sometimes say that**equivalent**sets have the same*cardinality*.

**2006**, Joseph Breuer,*Introduction to the Theory of Sets*, page 41:- The equivalence theorem:
*If both M is***equivalent**to a subset N_{1}of N and N is**equivalent**to a subset M_{1}of M, then the sets M and N are**equivalent**to each other.

- The equivalence theorem:

- (mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.
- (chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.
- (cartography) Of a map, equal-area.
- (geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.

#### Usage notes

- In mathematics, this adjective can be used in phrases like “A and B are equivalent”, “A is equivalent to B”, and, less commonly, “A is equivalent with B”.

#### Derived terms

- equivalently
- equivalent weight

#### Translations

### Noun

**equivalent** (*plural* **equivalents**)

- Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.
- (chemistry) An equivalent weight.

#### Derived terms

- certainty equivalent

#### Translations

### Verb

**equivalent** (*third-person singular simple present* **equivalents**, *present participle* **equivalenting**, *simple past and past participle* **equivalented**)

- (transitive) To make equivalent to; to equal.

## Catalan

### Etymology

From Latin *aequivalēns*, attested from 1696.

### Pronunciation

- (Balearic) IPA
^{(key)}: /ə.ki.vəˈlent/ - (Central) IPA
^{(key)}: /ə.ki.bəˈlen/ - (Valencian) IPA
^{(key)}: /e.ki.vaˈlent/

### Adjective

**equivalent** (*masculine and feminine plural* **equivalents**)

- equivalent

#### Related terms

- equivalència
- equivaler

### Further reading

- “equivalent” in
*Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició*, Institut d’Estudis Catalans. - “equivalent” in
*Diccionari normatiu valencià*, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua. - “equivalent” in
*Diccionari català-valencià-balear*, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

### References

## Dutch

### Alternative forms

- aequivalentie (dated, superseded)

### Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French *équivalent*, from Latin *aequivalēns*.

### Pronunciation

- IPA
^{(key)}: /ˌeː.kʋi.vaːˈlɛnt/ - Hyphenation: equi‧va‧lent
- Rhymes: -ɛnt

### Adjective

**equivalent** (*not comparable*)

- equivalent

#### Inflection

#### Derived terms

- equivalentie

### Noun

**equivalent** n (*plural* **equivalenten**)

- equivalent

## Occitan

### Etymology

From Latin *aequivalēns*.

### Pronunciation

### Adjective

**equivalent** m (*feminine singular* **equivalenta**, *masculine plural* **equivalents**, *feminine plural* **equivalentas**)

- equivalent

#### Related terms

- equivaléncia
- equivaler