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  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 
  to  equate  payments;  to  equate  lines  of  railroad  for  grades  or 
  curves;  equated  distances. 
 
  Palgrave  gives  both  scrolle  and  scrowe  and  equates  both 
  to  F[rench]  rolle.  --Skeat 
  (Etymol.  Dict. 
  ). 
 
  {Equating  for  grades}  (Railroad  Engin.),  adding  to  the 
  measured  distance  one  mile  for  each  twenty  feet  of  ascent. 
 
 
  {Equating  for  curves},  adding  half  a  mile  for  each  360 
  degrees  of  curvature. 




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