# equation

## equa·tion

*noun*\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*

*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>

*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

## Examples of *EQUATION*

- the
*equation*of material wealth with happiness

## First Known Use of *EQUATION*

## Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

## equa·tion

*noun*\i-ˈkwā-zhən

*also*-shən\

*(Medical Dictionary)*

## Medical Definition of *EQUATION *

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

## equation

*noun*

*(Concise Encyclopedia)*

Statement of equality between two expressions consisting of variables and/or numbers. In essence, equations are questions, and the development of mathematics has been driven by attempts to find answers to those questions in a systematic way. Equations vary in complexity from simple algebraic equations (involving only addition or multiplication) to differential equations, exponential equations (involving exponential expressions), and integral equations. They are used to express many of the laws of physics. *See also* system of equations.

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