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

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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An analogous situation was noted in the case of an ambient temperature equivalent to 20[degrees]C (68[degrees]F).
If the sky noise temperature was the same as the ambient temperature of the natural terrain, no contrast would be observed, and all objects, including metallic, would reflect a brightness temperature equivalent to the background temperature and hence be undetectable.
According to information available online, "apparent temperature" is the temperature equivalent perceived by humans, caused by the combined effects of air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed.

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