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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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The impact of metabolic equivalents continued to be significant even in people who had a high Framingham risk score, with an annual risk of death of more than 2%, said Dr.
Physical Activity: Self-reported physical activity questionnaire was used to measure physical activity in metabolic equivalents (METs).
The emphasis placed on gathering measurements of energy expenditure is demonstrated by the preference for researchers to convert all raw data concerning the individual components of FITT into one single measure of metabolic equivalents (METs).
The statistically significant improvement in patients' ability to perform physical activity, as measured by metabolic equivalents (METS), in the cell treated group compared to the control group is sustained from 6 to 18 months; and
They defined moderate-intensity activity as expending three metabolic equivalents (METs), with each MET defined as oxygen uptake of 3.
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.
Exercise is measured in metabolic equivalents (METs) of physical activity, which represent energy consumption while participating in aerobics, jogging, bicycling, swimming, playing ball games, hiking, walking, dancing, golfing, bowling, and gardening.
Pre-testing, immediate post-testing and five-month retention-testing consisted of determining each participant's VO2, metabolic equivalents (METS), heart rate (HR), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) values following a metabolic testing protocol.
Intensity of exercise was measured in metabolic units (MET or metabolic equivalents of oxygen consumption).
Using 3 METs, or metabolic equivalents, as the minimum level of oxygen demand which approximates moderate exercise, participants were monitored to determine whether they had reached the moderate-exercise level at a given treadmill speed.
3) Another cohort study of 5721 women found that an exercise capacity of <5 metabolic equivalents (METS) tripled the risk of death as compared with those with an exercise capacity of >8 METS.
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.