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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equivalence  \E*quiv"a*lence\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]quivalence,  LL 
  aequivalentia.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  being  equivalent  or  equal;  equality  of 
  worth,  value,  signification,  or  force;  as  an  equivalence 
  of  definitions. 
 
  2.  Equal  power  or  force;  equivalent  amount. 
 
  3.  (Chem.) 
  a  The  quantity  of  the  combining  power  of  an  atom, 
  expressed  in  hydrogen  units;  the  number  of  hydrogen 
  atoms  can  combine  with  or  be  exchanged  for  valency. 
  See  {Valence}. 
  b  The  degree  of  combining  power  as  determined  by 
  relative  weight.  See  {Equivalent},  n.,  2.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equivalence  \E*quiv"a*lence\,  v.  t. 
  To  be  equivalent  or  equal  to  to  counterbalance.  [R.]  --Sir 
  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  equivalence 
  n  1:  a  state  of  essential  equality  or  equivalence:  "on  a  par  with 
  the  best"  [syn:  {equality},  {par}] 
  2:  essential  equality  and  interchangeability  [ant:  {nonequivalence}] 
  3:  qualities  that  are  comparable;  "no  comparison  between  the 
  two  books";  "beyond  compare"  [syn:  {comparison},  {compare}, 
  {comparability}] 




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