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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

aspartame \aspartame\ n.

1. an artificial sweetener containing an aspartic acid peptide, ({C14H18N2O5}); it is 160 times sweeter than sucrose (cane sugar) and is used as a calorie-free sweetener. Chemically it is N-L-[alpha]-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester. It is sold also under the trade name {Equal}. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Equal \E"qual\, adjective [L. aequalis, fr. aequus even, equal; akin to Skr. ?ka, and perh. to L. unus for older oinos one, E. one.]

1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc.; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.

2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.

The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English. --Clarendon.

It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit. --Dryden.

Whose voice an equal messenger Conveyed thy meaning mild. --Emerson.

3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement. "An equal temper." --Dryden.

4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.

Are not my ways equal? --Ezek. xviii. 29.

Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem. --Spenser.

Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise. --Milton.

5. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.

They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me. --Cheyne.

6. (Mus.) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; -- opposed to {mixed}. [R.]

7. (Math.) Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.

{Equal temperament}. (Mus.) See {Temperament}.

Syn: Even; equable; uniform; adequate; proportionate; commensurate; fair; just; equitable.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Equal \E"qual\, noun

1. One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."

Those who were once his equals envy and defame him. --Addison.

2. State of being equal; equality. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Equal \E"qual\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Equaled}or {Equalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Equaling} or {Equalling}.]

1. To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen?urate with.

On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety. --Shak.

2. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.

Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her love. --Dryden.

3. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.

He would not equal the mind that he found in himself to the infinite and incomprehensible. --Berkeley.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

equal

adjective

1: having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law" [ant: {unequal}]

2: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task" [syn: {adequate}, {equal}] [ant: {inadequate}, {unequal}]

noun

1: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group [syn: {peer}, {equal}, {match}, {compeer}]

verb

1: be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!" [syn: {equal}, {be}] [ant: {differ}]

2: be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents" [syn: {equal}, {touch}, {rival}, {match}]

3: 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" [syn: {equal}, {match}, {equalize}, {equalise}, {equate}]


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