equal sign

noun

Definition of equal sign

: a sign = indicating mathematical or logical equivalence

called also equality sign, equals sign

Examples of equal sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new album's cover features a black equal sign atop an abstract painting created by Sheeran, as well as several butterflies that symbolize new life. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 19 Aug. 2021 Andre Rochester painted a scales of justice, an equal sign and people of different races. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 13 Nov. 2020 But there is a growing community of mathematicians who regard the equal sign as math’s original error. Wired, 13 Oct. 2019 But there is a growing community of mathematicians who regard the equal sign as math’s original error. Wired, 13 Oct. 2019 But there is a growing community of mathematicians who regard the equal sign as math’s original error. Quanta Magazine, 10 Oct. 2019 But algebra performs its gymnastics over the fixed bars of the equal sign. Quanta Magazine, 10 Oct. 2019 Start by respecting that their home (equal sign) their choices. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, 31 Oct. 2019 The most overlooked symbol in any equation is the humble equal sign. Quanta Magazine, 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of equal sign

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Equal sign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal%20sign. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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equal sign

noun

English Language Learners Definition of equal sign

: a symbol = used to show that two numbers are equal

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