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equate

## equate

```  2  definitions  found

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Equate  \E*quate"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Equated};  p.  pr  &  vb
n.  {Equating}.]  [L.  aequatus  p.  p.  of  aequare  to  make  level
or  equal,  fr  aequus  level,  equal.  See  {Equal}.]
To  make  equal;  to  reduce  to  an  average;  to  make  such  an
allowance  or  correction  in  as  will  reduce  to  a  common
standard  of  comparison;  to  reduce  to  mean  time  or  motion;  as
curves;  equated  distances.

Palgrave  gives  both  scrolle  and  scrowe  and  equates  both
to  F[rench]  rolle.  --Skeat
(Etymol.  Dict.
).

measured  distance  one  mile  for  each  twenty  feet  of  ascent.

{Equating  for  curves},  adding  half  a  mile  for  each  360
degrees  of  curvature.

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

equate
v  1:  consider  or  describe  as  similar,  equal,  or  analogous;  "We
can  compare  the  Han  dynasty  to  the  Romans"  [syn:  {compare},
{liken}]
2:  be  equivalent  or  parallel,  in  mathematics  [syn:  {correspond}]
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