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equivalent

n., adj. equal in value, force or meaning.

equivalent

adjective alike, as good as, balancing, coequal, comparable, compensatory, equal, equal in effect, equal in force, equal in power, equal in significance, equal in value, equalized, equipollent, even, identical, identical in size, identical in value, interchangeable, like, of equal force, of equal value, of equal weight, on a par with, parallel, pro re valere, reciprocal, same, similar, substitutable, tantamount, without difference
Associated concepts: equivalent acts, fair equivalent, subbtantially equivalent
See also: agreed, alternative, analogous, coequal, coextensive, cognate, commensurable, commensurate, compensatory, congruous, correlate, correlative, counterpart, disjunctive, faithful, identical, mutual, offset, parallel, peer, pendent, proportionate, reciprocal, replacement, same, similar, tantamount, value, vicarious, virtual

EQUIVALENT. Of the same value. Sometimes a condition must be literally accomplished in forma specifica; but some may be fulfilled by an equivalent, per oequi polens, when such appears to be the intention of the parties; as, I promise to pay you one hundred dollars, and then die, my executor may fulfill my engagement; for it is equivalent to you whether the money be paid to you b me or by him. Roll. Ab. 451; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 760.

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With its Caloric Burn Data RFP, FIT-C is seeking to establish a quality metric for fitness equipment based on metabolic equivalents (METS, or kcal/min) and is requesting bids from all qualified institutions and individuals to provide a validation process for any equipment that reports caloric burn.
Study's lead author Ki-Cheol Son said that the exercise intensity of physical activity may differ between age groups and fitness levels, and there was not enough data on the metabolic equivalents of gardening tasks in different age groups to develop a garden exercise program for maintaining or improving health conditions.
Metabolic equivalents (METs) were used to record the men's cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and to place them into five CRF quintiles.
The sport burns 9 metabolic equivalents (METs), which makes it equal to running 11:30 mile pace, sparring in a boxing ring, or brisk and vigorous cross-country skiing.
For example, Krause et al (6) assessed energy expenditure at work using predicted metabolic equivalents for work tasks, and leisure time physical activity by self-report of hours spent exercising.
The metabolic equivalents for each activity are multiplied by the frequency (number of days) of that activity and then summed to obtain a physical activity score.
SAN DIEGO -- The first clinical trial of adipose (fat) tissue-derived stem and regenerative cells (ADRCs) for the treatment of no-option chronic heart disease patients showed the following: the procedure was safe and feasible; it demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in maximum oxygen consumption (MVO2) and patients' aerobic capacity measured as metabolic equivalents (METS); and reduced the extent of infarct size in the left ventricle.
For this reason, the panel members chose to define aerobic intensity for older adults and those with chronic conditions as relative to their fitness level, such that the perceived exertion is rated on a scale of 1 (resting) to 10 (all-out effort), rather than based on the metabolic equivalents for particular activities.