Definitions for: Equate

[v] make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
[v] consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
[v] be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

Webster (1913) Definition: E*quate", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equated; p. pr. & vb.
n. Equating.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level
or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See Equal.]
To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an
allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common
standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as,
to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or
curves; equated distances.

Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both
to F[rench] rolle. --Skeat
(Etymol. Dict.

Equating for grades (Railroad Engin.), adding to the
measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent.

Equating for curves, adding half a mile for each 360
degrees of curvature.

Synonyms: compare, correspond, equal, equalise, equalize, liken, match

See Also: alter, be, change, consider, draw, equal, homogenise, homogenize, homologise, homologize, study, tie

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