Equiradical to Eraser

(E`qui*rad"i*cal) a. [Equi- + radical.] Equally radical. [R.] Coleridge.

(E`qui*ro"tal) a. [Equi- + L. rota wheel.] Having wheels of the same size or diameter; having equal rotation. [R.]

(E`qui*se*ta"ceous) a. (Bot.) Belonging to the Equisetaceæ, or Horsetail family.

(E`qui*set"i*form) a. [Equisetum- + -form.] (Bot.) Having the form of the equisetum.

(||Eq`ui*se"tum) n.; pl. Equiseta [L., the horsetail, fr. equus horse + seta a thick,, stiff hair, bristle.] (Bot.) A genus of vascular, cryptogamic, herbaceous plants; — also called horsetails.

The Equiseta have hollow jointed stems and no true leaves. The cuticle often contains siliceous granules, so that one species (E. hyemale) is used for scouring and polishing, under the name of Dutch rush or scouring rush.

(E*quis"o*nance) n. [Equi- + L. sonans, p. pr. of sonare to sound: cf. F. équisonnance. See Sonant.] (Mus.) An equal sounding; the consonance of the unison and its octaves.

(E*quis"o*nant) a. Of the same or like sound.

(Eq"ui*ta*ble) a. [F. équitable, from équité. See Equity.]

1. Possessing or exhibiting equity; according to natural right or natural justice; marked by a due consideration for what is fair, unbiased, or impartial; just; as an equitable decision; an equitable distribution of an estate; equitable men.

No two . . . had exactly the same notion of what was equitable.

2. (Law) That can be sustained or made available or effective in a court of equity, or upon principles of equity jurisprudence; as, an equitable estate; equitable assets, assignment, mortgage, etc. Abbott.

Syn. — Just; fair; reasonable; right; honest; impartial; candid; upright.

(Eq"ui*ta*ble*ness), n. The quality of being equitable, just, or impartial; as, the equitableness of a judge, a decision, or distribution of property.

(Eq"ui*ta*bly), adv. In an equitable manner; justly; as, the laws should be equitably administered.

(Eq"ui*tan*cy) n. [Cf. LL. equitantia. See Equitant.] Horsemanship.

(Eq"ui*tant) a. [L. equitans, -antis, p. pr. of equitare to ride, fr. eques horseman, fr. equus horse.]

1. Mounted on, or sitting upon, a horse; riding on horseback.

2. (Bot.) Overlapping each other; — said of leaves whose bases are folded so as to overlap and bestride the leaves within or above them, as in the iris.

(Eq`ui*ta"tion) n. [L. equitatio, fr. equitare: cf. F. équitation.] A riding, or the act of riding, on horseback; horsemanship.

The pretender to equitation mounted.
W. Irving.

(E`qui*tem`po*ra"ne*ous) a. [L. aequus equal + tempus, temporis, time.] Contemporaneous. [Obs.] Boyle.

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