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 for equivalence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Equivalence \E*quiv"a*lence\, v. t.
     To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance. [R.] --Sir
     T. Browne.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Equivalence \E*quiv"a*lence\ ([-e]*kw[i^]v"[.a]*lens), n. [Cf.
     F. ['e]quivalence, LL. aequivalentia.]
     1. The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of
        worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence
        of definitions.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Equal power or force; equivalent amount.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Chem.)
        (a) The quantity of the combining power of an atom,
            expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen
            atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency.
            See Valence.
        (b) The degree of combining power as determined by
            relative weight. See Equivalent, n., 2. [R.]
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  equivalence
      n 1: a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally
           balanced; "on a par with the best" [syn: equality,
           equivalence, equation, par]
      2: essential equality and interchangeability [ant:
         nonequivalence]
      3: qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two
         books"; "beyond compare" [syn: comparison, compare,
         equivalence, comparability]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "equivalence":
     accord, accordance, affinity, agreement, analogousness, assent,
     balance, chorus, coequality, coextension, coherence, coincidence,
     commensurability, communion, community, comparability,
     comparableness, comparativeness, compatibility, concert, concord,
     concordance, conformance, conformation, conformity, congeniality,
     congruence, congruency, congruity, consistency, consonance,
     consort, cooperation, corelation, correlation, correlativism,
     correlativity, correspondence, equality, equation, equilibrium,
     equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalency,
     evenness, harmony, homogeneity, homoousia, identity,
     indistinguishability, intersection, inverse proportion,
     inverse ratio, inverse relationship, justice, levelness, likeness,
     mutuality, no difference, oneness, overlap, par, parallelism,
     parity, peace, poise, proportion, proportionability,
     proportionality, rapport, ratio, reciprocality, reciprocation,
     reciprocity, relativity, sameness, self-consistency, self-identity,
     selfhood, selfness, selfsameness, similarity, symmetry, sync,
     synchronism, synonymity, synonymousness, synonymy, tally, timing,
     uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, unity
  
  

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