[ih-kwey-zhuh n, -shuh n]
/ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃən/

1.

the act of equating or making equal; equalization:

the symbolic equation of darkness with death.

2.

equally balanced state; equilibrium.

3.

Mathematics. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities.

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Also called chemical equation. Chemistry. a symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.

British Dictionary definitions for chemical equation

1.

a representation of a chemical reaction using symbols of the elements to indicate the amount of substance, usually in moles, of each reactant and product

/ɪˈkweɪʒən; -ʃən/

noun

1.

a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal: it is either an identity in which the variables can assume any value, or a conditional equation in which the variables have only certain values (roots)

2.

the act of regarding as equal; equating

3.

the act of making equal or balanced; equalization

4.

a situation, esp one regarded as having a number of conflicting elements: what you want doesn't come into the equation

5.

the state of being equal, equivalent, or equally balanced

6.

a situation or problem in which a number of factors need to be considered

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Derived Forms

equational, adjective

equationally, adverb

equationally, adverb

Contemporary definitions for chemical equation

noun

a symbolic representation of a chemical reaction, specif. the reactants on the left and the products on the right, separated by an equal sign or directional arrows

Word Origin and History for chemical equation

n.

late 14c., a term in astrology; meaning "action of making equal" is from 1650s; mathematical sense is from 1560s, on notion of equalizing the expressions; from Latin aequationem (nominative aequatio) "an equal distribution, community," from past participle stem of aequare (see equal (adj.)). Chemistry sense is from 1807.

chemical equation in Medicine

**equation** e·qua·tion (ĭ-kwā'zhən, -shən)*n.*

A statement asserting the equality of two mathematical expressions, usually written as a linear array of symbols that are separated into left and right sides and are joined by an equal sign.

A representation of a chemical reaction, usually written as a linear array in which the symbols and quantities of the reactants are separated from those of the products by an equal sign, an arrow, or a set of opposing arrows.

chemical equation in Science

chemical equation in Culture

An expression of equality between two formulas in mathematics. The two formulas are written with an equal sign between them: 2 + 2 = 4 is an equation, as is *E* = *mc*2.

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