the equivalent of (something)

Things that are "equivalent" are more or less equal.

We use this word to compare things that can't be compared exactly. For example, you can compare the amount of nutrition that's in two different kinds of food:

One serving of broccoli is equivalent to two oranges when it comes to Vitamin C.

You can use the phrase (do) the equivalent of (something):

I probably slept only the equivalent of eight hours during the entire trip.

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