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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section III. Quantity
2. Comparative Quantity

27. [Sameness of Quantity or Degree.] Equality.

   NOUN:EQUALITY, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise; evenness, monotony, level.
  EQUIVALENCE; equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, equiponderance; par, quits; not a pin to choose; distinction without a difference, six of one and half a dozen of the other; identity [See Identity]; similarity [See Similarity]; coequality, coevality [rare], isonomy, isopolity, isotropy, parallelism, owelty [law].
  EQUALIZATION, equation; equilibration, coördination, adjustment, readjustment.
  TIE, dead heat; drawn game, drawn battle; neck-and-neck race.
  MATCH, peer, compeer, equal, mate, fellow, brother; equivalent.
   VERB:BE EQUAL &c. adj.; equal, match, reach, keep pace with, run abreast; come to, amount to, come up to; be on a level with, lie on a level with; balance; cope with; come to the same thing, even off.
  RENDER EQUAL &c. adj.; equalize, level, dress, balance, equate, handicap, give points, trim, adjust, poise; fit, accommodate; adapt &c. (render accordant) [See Agreement]; strike a balance; establish equality, restore equality, establish equilibrium, restore equilibrium; readjust; stretch on the bed of Procrustes.
   ADJECTIVE:EQUAL, even, level, monotonous, coequal, symmetrical, coördinate; on a par with, on a level with, on a footing with; up to the mark; equiparant, equiparate [rare].
  EQUIVALENT, tantamount; quits; homologous; synonymous [See Interpretation]; resolvable into, convertible, much at one, as broad as long, neither more nor less; much the same as, the same thing as, as good as; all one, all the same; equipollent, equiponderant, equiponderous, equibalanced; equalized &c. v.; drawn; half and half; isochronal, isochronous; isoperimetric or isoperimetrical; isobath, isobathic.
   ADVERB:EQUALLY &c. adj.; pari passu [L.], ad eundem [L.], cœteris paribus [L.], in equilibrio [L.]; to all intents and purposes.
  1. It comes to the same thing, it amounts to the same thing.
  2. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
  3. The modern zeal for equality makes a counterpoise for Darwinism.—Amiel