equ-, equi-

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

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

equinox
Either of the two annual crossings of the equator by the sun, once in each direction, when the length of day and night are approximately equal everywhere on earth.

The equinoxes occur around March 21 and September 23.

equipartition
In thermodynamics, the principle that molecules in thermal equilibrium have the same average energy associated with each independent degree of freedom of their motion.
equipoise
1. A condition in which weights are in balance or there is a balance between different social, emotional, or intellectual influences.
2. Something that creates a balanced state, usually by counterbalancing some other force or thing.
equipotential
Of the same or exhibiting uniform potential at every point; such as, an equipotential surface.
equipotentiality
The quality or state of having similar and equal power; the capacity for developing in the same way and to the same extent.
equitable (adjective)
1. Implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to everyone.
2. Characterized by justice, fairness, and impartiality toward those involved; just and right; fair; reasonable.
3. Applicable under the law of equity as distinguished from common or statute law.
equitably
In an equitable manner or dealing fairly and equally with everyone concerned.
equity
1. The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.
2. Something that is just, impartial, and fair.
3. In law, justice applied in circumstances covered by law yet influenced by principles of ethics and fairness and a system of jurisprudence supplementing and serving to modify the rigor of common law.
4. The residual value of a business or property beyond any mortgage thereon and liability therein.
5. The market value of securities less any debt incurred or a common stock and preferred stock.
6. Funds provided to a business by the sale of stock.
equivalence
1. The fact of being the same, effectively the same, or interchangeable with something else.
2. In logic, the relationship that holds for two propositions that are either both true or both false, so that the affirmation of one and the denial of the other results in contradiction.
3. The relationship between two statements, both of which are either true or false, and each of which can be proven from the other.
equivalency
The state or condition of being equivalent; equality.
equivalent
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.
equivalent temperature
The air temperature of an imaginary environment in which an occupant would feel the same thermal sensation as in the actual environment.
equivalently
Characterized by being equal in power, force, or value.
equivocal (adjective), more equivocal, most equivocal
1. Regarding statements open to two or more interpretations; of uncertain nature or significance; often intended to mislead others: Bob’s mother gave him an equivocal, or ambiguous, answer to his question about having another piece of cake; so, he decided for himself and took one more piece!
2. Open to more than one interpretation; especially, when something is being deliberately expressed in a confusing way in an attempt to fool someone: The politician made an equivocal reply to a difficult question from a delegate at the meeting.
3. Difficult to interpret, to understand, or to respond to: Anita's position on the issue presented by her supervisor is equivocal and nobody knows how she is likely to react to the accusation.
4. Arousing doubts and suspicions; especially, about someone's honesty or sincerity: The new employee has served in prison and so his new supervisor has equivocal thoughts regarding his trustworthiness.
Pertaining to something that can be understood in a different way or of questionable meaning.
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equivocally (adverb), more equivocally, most equivocally
Characterized by having two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or to confuse someone or even a number of people.

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-.