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equal +‎ -ly


  • IPA(key): /ˈiːkwəli/
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equally (comparative more equally, superlative most equally)

  1. (manner) In an equal manner; in equal shares or proportion; with equal and impartial justice; evenly
    All citizens are equally taxed.
    The pie was divided equally among the guests.
    They shared equally in the spoils.
  2. (degree) In equal degree or extent; just as.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. [] Their example was followed by others at a time when the master of Mohair was superintending in person the docking of some two-year-olds, and equally invisible.
    The gas stations are equally far from the highway.
  3. (conjunctive) Used to link two or more coordinate elements
    John suffered setbacks at his job. Equally, Frank's business slowed.