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# equation

*noun*equa·tion \i-ˈkwā-zhən

*also*-shən\

mathematics : a statement that two expressions are equal (such as 8 + 3 = 11 or 2x – 3 = 7)

: a complicated situation or issue

: the act of regarding two things as the same : the act of equating things

## Full Definition of *EQUATION*

1

*a*

**:**the act or process of equating

*b*

*(1)*

**:**an element affecting a process

**:**factor

*(2)*

**:**a complex of variable factors

*c*

**:**a state of being equated;

*specifically*

**:**a state of close association or identification <bring governmental enterprises and payment for them into immediate

*equation*— R. G. Tugwell>

2

*a*

**:**a usually formal statement of the equality or equivalence of mathematical or logical expressions

*b*

**:**an expression representing a chemical reaction quantitatively by means of chemical symbols

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## Examples of *EQUATION*

- the
*equation*of material wealth with happiness

## First Known Use of *EQUATION*

14th century

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EQUATION Defined for Kids

## equation

*noun*equa·tion \i-ˈkwā-zhən\

## Definition of *EQUATION* for Kids

1

**:**a statement of the equality of two mathematical expressions

2

**:**an expression representing a chemical reaction by means of chemical symbols

Medical Dictionary

## equation

*noun*equa·tion \i-ˈkwā-zhən

*also*-shən\

## Medical Definition of *EQUATION *

**:**an expression representing a chemical reaction quantitatively by means of chemical symbols

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