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equal

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noun
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adjective
1 adjective same amount, value, sizethere were equal numbers of men and women bhí an líon céanna fear agus ban annone unit is equal to one glass of wine is ionann aonad amháin agus gloine fíonathey were equal in height bhí an airde chéanna iontu, bhí siad an airde chéanna 2 adjective equivalent, similarcéanna adj3  c m uthey had an equal chance of winning bhí an seans céanna acu buachanit was equal to death b'ionann é agus bás a fháil
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3 adjective having/deserving the same rights etcis everybody equal? an bhfuil gach duine ar comhchéim?, an mar a chéile muid uilig? 4 adjective not discriminatingwe should have an equal status with them ba cheart go mbeimisne ar comhchéim leosan on an equal footing ar comhchéimequal rights comhchearta, cearta comhionanna 5 adjective able forhe'll be equal to the task beidh sé ábalta ag an gcúram, beidh sé breá ábalta an beart a dhéanamhshe wasn't equal to the journey ní raibh sí ábalta an turas a dhéanamh, ní raibh sé inti an turas a dhéanamh 6 adjective faircothrom adj1  c m uit was an equal fight troid chothrom a bhí ann
verb
7 verb be the same in amount, value or size as sth TRANSITIVEthat equals a quarter of a million euro is ionann sin agus ceathrú milliún euro 8 verb be as good or as large as sth TRANSITIVEnothing can equal it níl rud ar bith chomh maith leis, ní féidir é a bhualadh amach, níl dada inchurtha leis 9 verb reach the same standard as sb TRANSITIVEcothromaigh verb  c m ushe equalled the score chothromaigh sí an scór 10 verb be the same as sth TRANSITIVEa high price doesn't equal high quality ní hionann praghas ard agus caighdeán ard 11 verb result in TRANSITIVEmore customers equals more profit is ionann a thuilleadh custaiméirí agus a thuilleadh brabúis
adverb
12 adverb SPOR of score, position etccothrom  c m uthe teams are equal tá na foirne cothrom, tá na foirne ar comhscór
noun
13 noun sb/sth that has/deserves the same rights as sb/sth elseJapan was the equal of the European countries bhí an tSeapáin gach pioc chomh láidir le tíortha na hEorpashe was the equal of any of them bhí sí chomh maith le haon duine acu to be without equal (also to have no equal)he's without equal níl a shárú le fáil
phrases

all things being equal

(also

other things being equal

) má fhanann rudaí mar atámura n-athróidh rudaí

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