equal sign

or equals sign


noun Mathematics.

the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.

Origin of equal sign

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for equal sign

equal sign

equals sign

noun

the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality
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