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equivalence

[i′kwiv·ə·ləns]
(mapping)
In an equal-area map projection, the property of having the ratio between areas on the map the same as the ratio between corresponding areas on the earth's surface.
(mathematics)
A logic operator having the property that if P, Q, R, etc., are statements, then the equivalence of P, Q, R, etc., is true if and only if all statements are true or all statements are false.
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Most articles that have explored equivalence classes have focused on the identification of variables that have influenced the likelihood of class formation.
The concept of equivalence within Solvency II is judged on the ability of a third country (that is, a country outside the EU) to offer a similar level of policyholder protection as Solvency II, said Ed Barron, a director for PwC in London.
From Nida's observation, there is evidence that there is rarely total equivalence in word meaning, so the question is: what makes a word have a closer meaning?
The failure to demonstrate equivalence following exposure to the linear training protocol here is most likely explained as follows.
One experiment that I will describe tested the equivalence of free fall for different masses in response to local attracting matter (the Earth) rather than to more distant matter (the Sun, which has been used in recent equivalence tests).
Glavin's viewpoint that the equivalence of a construct needs to be examined within the culture to which it is applied was aptly illustrated by several points raised in discussion and presentations.
1) The income measure is typically created by adjusting household incomes using an adult equivalence scale, which provides a measure of 'living standard' that is comparable across households with differing compositions.
He also finds that, with these estimators, the optimal policy under uncertainty incorporates a significant degree of policy inertia--that is, a dependence of the current interest rate setting on its value in the previous period--and responds less aggressively to perceived unemployment gaps than certainty equivalence would suggest.
The need for equivalence checking in FPGA flows has increased due to growth in FPGA size, complexity, and use in applications where logic bugs can have catastrophic effects," said Marcus Tallhamn, VP, Marketing and Business Development, Prover Technology.
A statement issued by the Commission here Thursday said that policy note was issued to create an exception for those who attained their Master's degrees in a period prior to the introduction of Equivalence Standard, to create a level playing field among all the Master's degree holders.
This paper explains how within Schwarzschild's solution [2] to Einstein's field equations the effects of gravity can be represented as a velocity and as an apportionment of mass-energy equivalence.
For them, the decision to not seek equivalence will become a market differentiator.