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verb [transitive] equal pronunciation in British English /ˈiːkwəl/
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present tense
present participleequalling
past tenseequalled
past participleequalled
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  1. 1
    to be the same in value or amount as something else
    Five plus three equals eight.
    This is the point where total cost equals total revenue.
  2. 2
    [often passive] to achieve the same standard or level of ability as someone else
    He did everything with a style that I have never seen equalled.
    She equalled the record with a time of 27.69 seconds.
    1. a.
      to be as good or large as something else
      His personal vanity was equalled only by his fear of failure.


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