Equal adjective - Resembling another in every respect.
Usage example: as far as I can see, except for the high price, the store-brand jacket is equal to the jacket with the designer label
Same is a synonym for equal in identical topic. In some cases you can use "Same" instead the word "Equal" as an adjective or a noun or a determination, when it comes to topics like alike, exactly the same. popular alternative
Same adjective - Resembling another in every respect.
Usage example: I bought the same shirt at the mall for five dollars less
Equal is a synonym for same in comparison topic. You can use "Equal" instead the word "Same" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as alike, identical, exactly the same. popular alternative
Nearby Word: sameness
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