equal sign

or equals sign


noun Mathematics.

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

Nearby words

  1. equal opportunities commission,
  2. equal opportunity,
  3. equal pay,
  4. equal protection of the laws,
  5. equal rights amendment,
  6. equal temperament,
  7. equal time,
  8. equal to,
  9. equal-area,
  10. equal-area projection

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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