Term indicating substitutability of items if specifications are comparable and performance levels are proven. It is often used interchangeably with 'equal.'

Use equivalent in a sentence

  • When I say I want the equivalent of 10 hours of work, I mean you can work less as long as you get all the work done.

    9 people found this helpful
  • If you are in a pinch and don't have exactly what you need you can try and find something with the equivalent value.

    8 people found this helpful
  • Sometimes if you don't have exactly what you are looking for you can use the equivalent of something else to get the job done.

    5 people found this helpful
Show more usage examples...

Related Videos


Have a question about equivalent? Ask for help in the
Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z