# equal sign

### or equals sign

### noun Mathematics.

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

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## Origin of equal sign

First recorded in 1905–10

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## equal sign

### equals sign

### noun

the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality

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