[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.

4.

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 non-equation

/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

Word Origin and History for non-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.

non-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.

non-equation in Science

non-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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