(Latin: same, similar, even, uniform, identical; fair)
Don't confuse this unit with another equ- unit meaning horse.
2: Lawfully and reasonably sufficient.
2. Just barely sufficient in quality or quantity to meet a need or to qualify for something.
3. In law, reasonably sufficient for starting legal action; such as, they had adequate grounds for suing the hospital for incompetence.
4. Etymology: from Latin adæquatus, "equalized"; past participle of adæquare, "equalize"; from ad-, "to" + æquare, "to make level", from æquus.
2. Equal with one another, as in rank or size.
A country of northwest South America on the Pacific Ocean. Once part of the Incan Empire, it was conquered by the Spanish in 1534 and later became subject to Peru and New Granada.
The area achieved independence from Spain in 1822 but formed a part of Greater Colombia until 1830, when it became a separate country. Quito is the capital and Guayaquil the largest city.
Etymology: from the Spanish form of equator (which runs through it).
Before 1830 the region bore the name of its chief city, Quito, which is from the name of a now-extinct native people, of unknown meaning.
2. Pertaining to something which does not vary or fluctuate very much: The equable climate where Jane lives is very steady with mild and comfortable temperatures.
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2. Having the same privileges, rights, status, and opportunities as others.
3. Evenly balanced between opposing sides.
4. Equipped with the necessary qualities or means to accomplish something.
5. Treating or affecting all things impartially.
6. Having the same effect, application, or meaning as someone or something else.
7. Showing or having no variance in proportion, structure, or appearance.
8. Etymology: from Latin æqualis, "uniform, identical"; from æquus, "level, even, just".
Parallel formation egal (from Old French egal) was in use from 1380 to the 1600s.
2. Evenly poised; balanced.