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1. Equal, as in force, value, or meaning.
2. Having identical or similar effects.
3. A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced.
This entry is located in the following units: equ-, equi- (page 4) valid-, val-, vale-, -vail, -valent, -valence (page 2)
(the science of the stars, anciently equivalent to astronomy, which was known as natural astrology, and used to predict such natural events as eclipses, the date of Easter, and meteorological phenomena)
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electrical equivalent
An outside calibrated current source that is compared to, or equivalent to, the electric current passing through an electrolyte solution.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 17)
electrochemical equivalent
The mass of a substance reacting when a specified quantity of electric charge is passed during electrolysis.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 25)
equivalent temperature
The air temperature of an imaginary environment in which an occupant would feel the same thermal sensation as in the actual environment.
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ionic equivalent conductance
1. In physical chemistry, the contribution that each individual ion makes toward an electrolyte's overall ability to conduct current.
2. The contribution made by each ion species of a salt toward an electrolyte's equiviconductance.
mechanical equivalent of heat
1. Thermodynamics, in which a constant which expresses the number of units of heat in terms of a unit of work, typically expressed as the amount of heat transfer required to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees centigrade.
2. The amount of mechanical energy equivalent to a unit of heat.
3. The number of units of work or energy equal to one unit of heat; such as, 4.1858 joules, which equals one small calorie.
This entry is located in the following unit: mechano-, mechan-; mechanico-; machin- (page 4)
solar energy equivalent
A statement of the amount of energy received from the sun in terms of some conventional energy unit; such as, kilowatt-hours, barrels of oil, tons of coal, etc.; used to describe the relative ability of solar energy to fulfill contemporary energy requirements as compared to fossil fuel sources.