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noun equa·tion \i-ˈkwā-zhən also -shən\

Simple Definition of equation

  • 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. 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. 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



14th Century

First Known Use of equation

14th century

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equation

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noun equa·tion \i-ˈkwā-zhən also -shən\

Medical Definition of equation

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






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