# Equate

## Definition of Equate

E`quate´
v. t.1.To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or curves; equated distances.
[imp. & p. p. Equated; p. pr. & vb. n. Equating.]
Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both to F[rench] rolle.
 Equating for grades (Railroad Engin.) adding to the measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent.
 Equating for curves adding half a mile for each 360 degrees of curvature.

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