simple equation

noun

Definition of simple equation 

: a linear equation

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Tunneling requires the application of sufficient force over a small area, governed by a simple equation: Pressure is equal to force divided by area. Charles S. Cockell, WSJ, "The Limits of Extra-Terrestrial Freakiness," 7 June 2018 For many physicists, the aim is to discover the smallest basic building blocks of the universe and write down the simplest equations that describe the fundamental forces of nature. New York Times, "David Pines, 93, Insightful and Influential Physicist, Dies," 11 May 2018 Here's a simple equation: The world's best players + a scoring-friendly format + ideal scoring conditions = birdies. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Three Quick Thoughts From Thursday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans," 26 Apr. 2018 Love, who was at the center of one of those subplots, is also part of the simplest equation heading into the playoffs. Bud Shaw, cleveland.com, "Kevin Love is the key to the Cavs surviving the East -- Bud Shaw's Spin," 12 Apr. 2018 With identical 46-35 records, the game boils down to a simple equation: winner goes to the postseason, loser goes home for the summer. Tim Bontemps, chicagotribune.com, "Final days of NBA's regular season will settle what six months could not," 10 Apr. 2018 If this were a simple fish then this might be a simpler equation. Karen Pinchin, Smithsonian, "The Epic Fight Over the Enigmatic Eel," 5 Feb. 2018 Those swings-and-a-miss seemed part of a simple equation: woman in deep grief searching for loving comfort + men who didn’t sign up for that = nobody wins. Rebecca Soffer, Cosmopolitan, "I Found The One When I Thought I Was Unloveable," 23 Jan. 2018 That's Bill Wiet's simple equation for how to go about building a nice, successful city. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Outgoing Aurora development director 'leaves impossibly large shoes to fill'," 22 Dec. 2017

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1758, in the meaning defined above

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