personal equation

noun

: 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 Iniye Tokyo James was a mathematician turned stylist before adding his label Tokyo James to that personal equation. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 5 Mar. 2022 Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation — healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, 12 Dec. 2019 Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation -- healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, 12 Dec. 2019 Survival and success reside on one side of your personal equation – healing is on the other. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 12 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of personal equation was in 1845

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“Personal equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/personal%20equation. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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