equal sign

noun
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of equal sign

: a sign = indicating mathematical or logical equivalence called also equality sign, equals sign

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First Known Use of equal sign

circa 1909

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EQUAL SIGN Defined for English Language Learners

equal sign

Definition of equal sign for English Language Learners

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


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