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1. of equal value or force.
2. in chemistry, having the same valence.
3. see equivalent weight.
anxiety-equivalent translation of anxiety into a kind of emotional activity, e.g., the experiencing or expression of angry feelings.
full time equivalent (FTE) the equivalent of one full time staff member; a total number of full time equivalents is planned for in making budget allocations. A combination of part time staff members can be used to equal one full time equivalent.
Abbreviations for equivalent.