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My father offered his life so our democracy could live. My mother devoted her life to nurturing that democracy. I will dedicate my life to making our democracy reach its fullest potential: that of ensuring equality for all. My family has sacrificed much, and I am willing to do this again if necessary.
Benigno Aquino III

Meaning of "equality" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EQUALITY

equality  [ɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EQUALITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Equality is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EQUALITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of equality in the English dictionary

The definition of equality in the dictionary is the state of being equal. Other definition of equality is a statement, usually an equation, indicating that quantities or expressions on either side of an equal sign are equal in value.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EQUALITY


ability
əˈbɪlɪtɪ
accessibility
əkˌsɛsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
availability
əˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ
coequality
ˌkəʊɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ
facility
fəˈsɪlɪtɪ
frivolity
frɪˈvɒlɪtɪ
functionality
ˌfʌŋkʃənˈælɪtɪ
heterocercality
ˌhɛtərəʊsɜːˈkɒlɪtɪ
hospitality
ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ
inequality
ˌɪnɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ
isopolity
ˌaɪsəʊˈpɒlɪtɪ
jollity
ˈdʒɒlɪtɪ
liability
ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ
low-quality
ˌləʊˈkwɒlɪtɪ
polity
ˈpɒlɪtɪ
quality
ˈkwɒlɪtɪ
reality
rɪˈælɪtɪ
responsibility
rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlɪtɪ
superquality
ˌsuːpərˈkwɒlɪtɪ
utility
juːˈtɪlɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EQUALITY

equal time
equal-area
equal-opportunity
equali
equalisation
equalise
equaliser
equalitarian
equalitarianism
equalities
equalization
equalization grant
equalization payment
equalize
equalizer
equalled
equalling
equally
equalness
equals sign

WORDS THAT END LIKE EQUALITY

air quality
augmented reality
confidentiality
homosexuality
in reality
infant mortality
legality
locality
mentality
morality
mortality
municipality
nationality
originality
personality
plurality
possibility
sexuality
speciality
spirituality
vitality

Synonyms and antonyms of equality in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EQUALITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «equality» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of equality

Translation of «equality» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EQUALITY

Find out the translation of equality to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of equality from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «equality» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

平等
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

igualdad
570 millions of speakers

English

equality
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समानता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُساوَاة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

равноправие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

igualdade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

égalité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesamaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gleichheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

平等
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

같음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Podo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự bình đẳng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமத்துவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eşitlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eguaglianza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

równość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рівність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

egalitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ισότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gelykheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jämlikhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

likhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of equality

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EQUALITY»

The term «equality» is very widely used and occupies the 12.855 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EQUALITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about equality

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10 QUOTES WITH «EQUALITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word equality.
1
Benigno Aquino III
My father offered his life so our democracy could live. My mother devoted her life to nurturing that democracy. I will dedicate my life to making our democracy reach its fullest potential: that of ensuring equality for all. My family has sacrificed much, and I am willing to do this again if necessary.
2
Richard Attias
Sporting events like the Olympics have developed and maintained a clear message of promoting gender equality as an essential criterion in the success of any international event.
3
Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind.
4
Josephine Baker
I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity.
5
Honore de Balzac
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
6
John Bercow
Fairness is not about statistical equality.
7
Louis de Bernieres
Family law is institutionally anti-male. I've been lobbying MPs, and I'm not going to give up campaigning for equality until I get equality.
8
Leonard Boswell
The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal.
9
Hjalmar Branting
The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
10
John O. Brennan
Where terrorists offer injustice, disorder and destruction, the United States and its allies stand for freedom, fairness, equality, hope, and opportunity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EQUALITY»

Discover the use of equality in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to equality and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Equality
The book considers how the demand for equality arises in different spheres, & is useful to students in philosophy & the social sciences & those interested in the values that animate democratic political life.
Stuart White, 2007
2
Anthem
Ayn Rand's classic tale of future dark age of the great We in which individuals have no names, no independence, and no values. Anticipates her later masterpieces, the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
Ayn Rand, 1946
3
Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change Around the ...
This book is the first to systematically compare attitudes towards gender equality worldwide, comparing almost 70 nations that run the gamut from rich to poor, agrarian to postindustrial.
Ronald Inglehart, Pippa Norris, 2003
4
Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff
In this revised and expanded version of the Godkin Lectures presented at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University in the early seventies, Arthur M. Okun explores the conflicts that arise when society's desire to reduce inequality ...
Arthur M. Okun, 1975
5
Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality
Defenders of capitalism claim that its inequality is the necessary price of the freedom that it guarantees.
Gerald Allan Cohen, 1995
6
Equality, a New Framework: Report of the Independent Review ...
The need for a legislative framework for ensuring equality of opportunity is not seriously questioned in the UK. However,despite the presence on the Statute book of various significant pieces legislation dating back to the mid 1970s, there ...
B. A. Hepple, Mary Coussey, Tufyal Choudhury, 2000
7
Equality
Preface
Jane Franklin, 1997
8
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor.
Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson, 2010
9
Age as an Equality Issue
This book answers these questions in a series of chapters by experts from a wide range of disciplines. It examines the nature of the aging process and provides a detailed analysis of the concept of age equality.
Sandra Fredman, Sarah Spencer, 2003
10
Women and Politics: The Pursuit of Equality
The text's in-depth analysis and clear presentation of theory and history helps students to think critically about gender and about the challenges faced by women today and in the past.
Lynne Ford, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EQUALITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term equality is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Colombia: the next battleground in the global fight for marriage …
Equality is unstoppable and equality will also come to Colombia,” the ... Quintana Roo and Coahuila – explicitly allow for marriage equality, the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
From DOMA To Marriage Equality: How The Tide Turned For Gay …
For 25 years, attorney Mary Bonauto and activist Evan Wolfson helped shape the gay marriage movement. They discuss the recent Supreme ... «NPR, Jul 15»
3
This Grandmother Wants The World To Know She Supports …
So at a rally in Perth last weekend, where over 5000 Australians turned out to support marriage equality, Stephanie told the crowd why it means ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
4
Marriage Equality 2015: Same Sex Couple Benefits Extended …
With the Supreme Court's new ruling that the Constitution requires marriage equality, we have now taken the further step of ensuring that all ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
5
POLL: More Than 60 Percent of Republicans Oppose Marriage …
The poll shows so many Americans support marriage equality that a conservative may not be able to win on the issue. «Advocate.com, Jul 15»
6
Equality versus liberty
These conflicting impulses – equality versus liberty – have been in constant competition. For some, equality of opportunity and outcomes is the ... «WCPO, Jul 15»
7
Facebook's New Logo Is A Visual Nod To Gender Equality
One of Facebook's iconic logos just got an update. That tiny image that lingers in the corner of most Facebook pages — two small silhouettes of ... «NPR, Jul 15»
8
Maisie Williams Delivers Badass Speech On Gender Equality And …
The Game of Thrones starlet proved she's just as badass off screen with an inspiring speech on gender equality delivered at the Always ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
9
Watch Raven-Symone and Candace Cameron Bure argue over …
Tension mounted as Raven-Symone and Candace Cameron Bure argued about marriage equality during a televised debate. The former child ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
WATCH: Marriage Equality May Spark Revolt Like 1776, Warns Roy …
The antigay Alabama judge says the nation's founders 'would be incensed' at the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. «Advocate.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Equality [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/equality>. Feb 2020 ».
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