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verb [transitive]     equal pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleequalling
past tenseequalled
past participleequalled
  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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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