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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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