personal equation

noun

Definition of personal equation

: variation (as in observation) occasioned by the personal peculiarities of an individual also : a correction or allowance made for such variation

Examples of personal equation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation — healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Trauma survivor faces more challenges," 12 Dec. 2019 Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation -- healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Childhood sexual abuse survivor worries about sexual identity and desires," 12 Dec. 2019 Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation — healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Trauma survivor faces more challenges," 12 Dec. 2019 Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation -- healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Trauma survivor faces more challenges," 12 Dec. 2019 Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation – healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Trauma survivor faces more challenges," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of personal equation

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Personal equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/personal%20equation. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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