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    the equivalent of

    The fastest-growing black hole in the universe is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and feasts on a meal the equivalent of our sun each day, according to a new study. (The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite by Ashley Strickland)

    I don't quiet understand the sentence structure. Is "that is" omitted between "on a meal" and "the equivalent of"?
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    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: the equivalent of

    Yes, you're right; "that is" or "which is" is omitted. It's an example of a reduced relative clause.

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