[ ih-kwey-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃən /
the act of equating or making equal; equalization: the symbolic equation of darkness with death.
equally balanced state; equilibrium.
Mathematics. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities.
Also called chemical equation. Chemistry. a symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.
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Origin of equation
OTHER WORDS FROM equationnon·e·qua·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chemical equation (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for chemical equation (2 of 2)
/ (ɪˈkweɪʒən, -ʃən) /
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)
the act of regarding as equal; equating
the act of making equal or balanced; equalization
a situation, esp one regarded as having a number of conflicting elementswhat you want doesn't come into the equation
the state of being equal, equivalent, or equally balanced
a situation or problem in which a number of factors need to be considered
Derived forms of equationequational, adjectiveequationally, adverb
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Medical definitions for chemical equation
[ ĭ-kwā′zhən ]
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, arrow, or set of opposing arrows.
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Scientific definitions for chemical equation
[ ĭ-kwā′zhən ]
Mathematics A written statement indicating the equality of two expressions. It consists of a sequence of symbols that is split into left and right sides joined by an equal sign. For example, 2 + 3 + 5 = 10 is an equation.
Chemistry A written representation of a chemical reaction, in which the symbols and amounts of the reactants are separated from those of the products by an equal sign, arrow, or a set of opposing arrows. For example, Ca(OH)2 + H2SO4 = CaSO4 + 2H2O, is an equation.
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Cultural definitions for chemical equation
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 = mc2.
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