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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

Examples of EQUATION

  1. the equation of material wealth with happiness

First Known Use of EQUATION

14th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb
EQUATIONS 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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