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tantamount

Definition:

being essentially equal to something

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Usage:

predicate

Comparative:

more tantamount

Superlative:

most tantamount

Similar to:

equal

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt

Synonyms:

equivalent | eq. [abbreviation] | equiv. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

From obsolete tantamount, an equivalent, from Anglo-Norman tant amunter, to...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

tantamount [postpositive, followed by]

to as good (as); equivalent in effect (to) (8 of 451 words, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

tantamount | tantamounts [plural] | tantamounted [past tense] | tantamounting [present participle]

[obsolete] To amount to as much; to be equivalent. | [obsolete] Something which has the same value or amount (as something else). (attributive use passing into adjective, below) | Equivalent in meaning or effect. (32 of 99 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tantamount

Merriam-Webster:

tantamount

equivalent in value, significance, or effect (6 of 68 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tantamount

American Heritage Dictionary:

tantamount

Equivalent in effect or value (5 of 61 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

tantamount | tantamount to

("tantamount to") | equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as (10 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tantamount

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tantamount | be tantamount to something

"be tantamount to something": [formal] to have the same bad qualities or effect as something else (16 of 46 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tantamount

New World Dictionary:

tantamount

having equal force, value, effect, etc.; equal or equivalent (to) (10 of 36 words, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

tantamount [slightly formal] | tantamount to something

being almost the same or having the same effect as, usually something bad (13 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tantamount

Random House Dictionary:

tantamount

equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification. (8 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tantamount

Wikipedia:

Equivalence [disambiguation] | equivalent

may refer to: In chemistry: Equivalent (chemistry) | Equivalence point | Equivalent weight | In computing: Turing equivalence (theory of computation) | In ethics: Moral equivalence | In history: The Equivalent, a sum paid from England to Scotland at... (34 of 170 words, 20 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

equivalence [logic] | equivalence of propositions [synonym]

in logic and mathematics, the formation of a proposition from two others which are linked by the phrase "if, and only if." The equivalence formed from ... (26 of 53 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/190891​/equivalence

equivalence [prosody] | equivalences [plural] | equivalencies [plural] | equivalency [synonym]

in classical prosody, the principle that one long syllable is equal to two short ones. The principle is used as the basis for substitution in ... (25 of 35 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/190907​/equivalence

Encarta Dictionary:

tantamount

equivalent to a particular thing in effect, outcome, or value, especially something unpleasant (13 of 51 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718350​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

tantamount

Origin: From obsolete tantamount, an equivalent, from Anglo-Norman tant amunter, to amount to as much: tant, so ... (16 of 44 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

tantamount

First use: 1640s

Origin: verbal phrase tant amount "be equivalent" (1620s), from Anglo-French tant amunter "amount to as much" (late 13th century), from Old ... (21 of 36 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

tantamount

Origin: Anglo-French tant amunter, to amount to as much from Old French tant ( from Latin tantus, so much: see "tandem") + amonter (see "amount")

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Collins Dictionary:

tantamount [postpositive, followed by]

First use: 17th century

Origin: basically from Anglo-French tant amunter to amount to as much, from tant so much + amunter to amount

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tantamount

Oxford Dictionary:

tantamount | tantamount to

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: the earlier verb tantamount "amount to as much", from Italian tanto montare

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tantamount

Merriam-Webster:

tantamount

First use: 1641

Origin: obsolete tantamount, noun, equivalent, from Anglo-French tant amunter to amount to as much

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tantamount

Wiktionary:

tantamount | tantamounts [plural] | tantamounted [past tense] | tantamounting [present participle]

Origin: Anglo-Norman tant amunter.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tantamount

Encarta Dictionary:

tantamount

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: Anglo-French tant amunter "amount to as much" from Old French tant "as much" + amonter "to amount"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718350​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

tantamount | tantamounts [plural] | tantamounted [past tense] | tantamounting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tantamount"

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Collins Dictionary:

tantamount [postpositive, followed by]

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

tantamount

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

tantamount

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Cambridge Dictionary:

tantamount [slightly formal]

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the Free Dictionary:

tantamount

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Google Dictionary:

tantamount

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

tantamount

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YourDictionary Audio:

tantamount

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