adequation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin adaequatio, from ad + aequatio.

Noun[edit]

adequation (plural adequations)

  1. equivalence
  2. (linguistics) A change in the meaning of a term depending upon context
  3. (obsolete) The act of equalizing; act or result of making adequate; an equivalent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Barlow to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.