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noun [uncountable]     equality pronunciation in British English

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  1. the state of being equal, especially in having the same rights, status, and opportunities

    The Party is committed to sexual and racial equality.

    Countless people have died trying to achieve basic equality for women.

    equality between:

    equality between husband and wife

    equality with:

    Young men sought equality with their elders.



in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders

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be reversed; be as if it had never happened

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