# equ-, equi-

#### (Latin: same, similar, even, uniform, identical; fair)

Don't confuse this unit with another equ- unit meaning horse.

equalibrity, equilibrity
The state or condition of being balanced; eveness of weight.
equalibrium, equilibrium
1. A physical state or sense of being able to maintain bodily balance.
2. The ability to maintain a mental state of calmness and composure.
3. A situation in which opposing forces or factors balance each other and stability is attained.
4. In a physical sense: The condition of equal balance between opposing forces; that state of a material system in which the forces acting upon the system, or those that are taken into consideration, are so arranged that their resultant at every point is zero.
5. The state of equal balance between powers of any kind; equality of importance or effect among the various parts of any complex unity.
6. The condition of suspense or uncertainty produced by equality with the forces of opposing influences; neutrality of judgment or volition.
7. Etymology: from Latin æquilibrium, from æquus, "equal" + libra, "a balance, scale".
equalitarian
1. Someone who asserts the equality of mankind.
2. Pertaining to, or connected with, the doctrine of the equality of mankind.
equality
1. The quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status.
2. A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced.
3. Rights, treatment, quantity, or value equal to all others in a specific group; such as, they should have full equality under the law.
4. An equation in which the quantities on each side of an equal sign are the same.
5. In mathematics, a statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another.
equalization
1. The act of making someone or something equal or uniform.
2. The process of restoring all cells in a battery to an equal state or charge.
3. To adjust or to correct the frequency characteristics of (an electronic signal) by restoring them to their original level of high frequencies.
equalization charge
A process of overcharging a battery for a short time to mix the electrolyte solution.
equalize, equalise (UK)
1. To make things uniform or equal.
2. To adjust the amplitude of an electronic signal.
3. To constitute or induce equality, equilibrium, or balance.
4. To score a point or goal that brings a score level with that of an opponent.
equalizer
1. A person or thing that equalizes.
2. Any of various devices or appliances for equalizing strains, pressures, etc.
3. An electric network of inductance, capacitance, or resistance established between two points in a given network to secure some constant relation, as even attenuation (weakening in force or intensity), between the two points.
4. In electricity, a conductor of low resistance used to join the currents of two generators and to equalize their voltage.
5. A device for equalizing pressure or strain between parts of a structure; such as, the springs and wheels of a locomotive.
equally
1. In a balanced or impartial way.
2. In an identical or uniform way; such as, we should treat people equally.
3. To the same degree or extent: "This issue is equally as important as the other one."
4. In parts or amounts of the same size.
equanimous (ee" kwuh NIM uhs) , more equanimous, most equanimous
1. A reference to having mental or emotional stability or composure; especially, under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium: Sometimes it is very difficult for a teacher to be equanimous during a lesson when the students have to be reminded not to talk so often.
2. Relating to being calm and in control of the emotions; primarily in a difficult situation: Jane was quite equanimous, or self-possessed, when being told by the authorities that she had violated the law by parking in the hospital driveway; especially, since it wasn't her car!
equate
1. To treat, show, or tp consider something as equivalent to something else; such as, equating money with happiness.
2. To reduce something to the same level or value as something else.
3. To put something into the form of an equation involving an equality.
4. To be or appear to be the same.
5. To reduce to an average; that is, to make such corrections or allowances which will reduce something to a common standard of comparison.
6. To make something equal or equivalent.

In color vision, the physiological faculty of combining two colors to match a third, so as to combine red and green to make a homogeneous yellow.

equation
1. A mathematical statement that two expressions, usually divided by an equal sign, are of the same value.
2. A situation that has two or more variable aspects to be considered.
3. The act or process of making things equal or considering them to be equal.
4. The state of being the same or equivalent.
5. In chemistry, a written representation of the reactants and products in a chemical reaction or symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.
equator bulbi oculi, equator of the eyeball
An imaginary line encircling the eyeball midway between the anterior and posterior poles.
equator, aequator
1. The imaginary great circle around earth that is the same distance from the North and South Poles and divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres.
2. An imaginary great circle around an astronomical object that is everywhere the same distance from the poles.
3. In mathematics, a circle that divides a sphere or other surface into two equal parts.
4. In medicine, an imaginary line encircling a globe, equidistant from the poles.

Used in anatomical nomenclature to designate such a line on a spherical organ, dividing the surface into two approximately equal parts.

equatorial
1. Referring to an equator; occurring at the same distance from each extremity of an axis.
2. Relating to or present near the equator.
3. Pertaining to, or near an equator; especially, the equator of the earth.
2. Like, or typical of the regions at the earth's equator; such as, equatorial temperatures.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "equal, identical, same, similar": auto-; emul-; homeo-; homo-; iso-; pari-; peer; rhomb-; syn-; tauto-.