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Example sentences containing 'equal'

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The other big driving force has been equal pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All cut the same number of calories from food intake and also burned up an equal amount. The Sun (2017)The modern game now has equal numbers of men and women and various ethnicities. The Sun (2016)It is clearly a topic that concerns and excites in equal measure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have been refused equal rights to education, healthcare and marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No crime number equals no claim - another pleasing win for insurers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Let's keep talking about this issue until things are equal. The Sun (2016)Now many of my female friends in the City have set up groups to mentor younger women and fight for equal pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their relationship changed from 2013 where they were given equal opportunity and then again in 2014 when they could win races and the championship. The Sun (2016)To have equal rights is still a big job for women. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is more social mobility in more equal societies and less obesity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This continues until money demand has been reduced sufficiently to equal money supply. Maurice D. Levi International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)There are almost equal numbers of men and women on the payroll. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is one plus one equals two. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You have to have an equal measure of concern and love. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These need not be equal in size as the majority of people have three main meals daily. Budd, Martin Diets to Help Diabetes (1983)No one could argue that equal pay for equal work is fair and just. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Surely by now we should be on an equal footing with men in all careers? The Sun (2011)The big summer drink plus ice cream equals our new favourite summer pudding. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They wanted them to be of equal status. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Maybe we all need to stop and think about what equals a good time. The Sun (2016)The maths would suggest that speed plus jumping ability equals a cracking long jump. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Of equal importance was the fact that staff now felt that their work was better understood. Coyle, Andrew & Stern, Vivien The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Or are some games are more equal than others? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The equal rights law does not seem to apply to the entertainment business. The Sun (2011)Surely a very long lunch can provide equal amounts of joy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This means that the regulatory costs of just three policy objectives are equal to the average land value. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But other things were not equal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Therefore the probability of rise equals 52 percent. Charles A. D'Ambrosio & Stewart D. Hodges & Richard Brealey & Stewart Myers Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)

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Translations for 'equal'

British English: equal /ˈiːkwəl/ ADJECTIVE
If two things are equal, or if one thing is equal to another, they are the same in size, number, or value.
...equal numbers of men and women.
  • American English: equal
  • Arabic: مُساوٍ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: igual
  • Chinese: 相等的
  • Croatian: ravnopravan
  • Czech: stejný
  • Danish: lige
  • Dutch: gelijk
  • European Spanish: igual
  • Finnish: tasavertainen
  • French: égal
  • German: gleich
  • Greek: ίσος
  • Italian: uguale
  • Japanese: 等しい
  • Korean: 같은
  • Norwegian: lik
  • Polish: równy
  • European Portuguese: igual
  • Romanian: egal
  • Russian: равный
  • Latin American Spanish: igual
  • Swedish: jämbördig
  • Thai: ซึ่งเท่ากัน
  • Turkish: eşit
  • Ukrainian: рівний
  • Vietnamese: bằng nhau
British English: equal /ˈiːkwəl/ VERB
To equal something or someone means to be as good or as great as them.
He has equalled his opponent's record of five championship titles in a season.
  • American English: equal
  • Arabic: يُساوِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: igualar
  • Chinese: 比得上
  • Croatian: ujednačiti
  • Czech: rovnat se kolik, komu
  • Danish: være lig med
  • Dutch: evenaren
  • European Spanish: igualar
  • Finnish: olla tasavertainen
  • French: égaler
  • German: gleichen
  • Greek: εξισώνω
  • Italian: equivalere
  • Japanese: ・・・に等しい
  • Korean: ...과 같다
  • Norwegian: være lik
  • Polish: dorównać
  • European Portuguese: igualar
  • Romanian: a egala
  • Russian: равняться
  • Latin American Spanish: igualar
  • Swedish: vara lik
  • Thai: ทำให้เท่าเทียมกัน
  • Turkish: eşitlemek
  • Ukrainian: дорівнювати
  • Vietnamese: bằng với
British English: equal NOUN
Someone who is your equal has the same ability, status, or rights as you have.
She was one of the boys, their equal.
  • American English: equal
  • Brazilian Portuguese: igual
  • Chinese: 同等的人能力、地位或权利等
  • European Spanish: igual
  • French: égal
  • German: Gleichgestellte
  • Italian: pari ()
  • Japanese: 匹敵者
  • Korean: 동등한 사람
  • European Portuguese: igual
  • Latin American Spanish: igual

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