Definition of equation
- bring governmental enterprises and payment for them into immediate equation
- —R. G. Tugwell
the equation of material wealth with happiness
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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
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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