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adjective equal pronunciation in American English /ˈikwəl/
  1. 1
    the same in value, amount, or size

    All the workers have an equal share in the profits.

    equal to:

    They receive an income equal to the value of the goods they produce.

    equal in value/size/quality etc.:

    A wall, equal in height to the main floor, was added later.

    roughly/approximately equal:

    Roughly equal numbers of men and women enroll each year.

    of equal value/size/quality etc.:

    His wife was doing work of equal importance.

  2. 2
    having or deserving the same rights and opportunities as other people

    He believed that all men and women were equal.

    They are equal partners in every aspect of their lives.

    1. a.
      [usually before noun] giving people the same rights and opportunities

      Men and women should receive equal pay for equal work.

      Everyone should have equal access to healthcare services.

      equal rights:

      He supported equal rights for all citizens.

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