# equation

[ ih-kwey-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃən /

### noun

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

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin aequātiōn- (stem of aequātiō) an equalizing. See equate, -ion

## OTHER WORDS FROM equation

non·e·qua·tion, noun

## Words nearby equation

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## British Dictionary definitions for equation

equation
/ (ɪˈkweɪʒən, -ʃən) /

## Derived forms of equation

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## Medical definitions for equation

equation
[ ĭ-kwāzhən ]

### 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, arrow, or set of opposing arrows.

## Scientific definitions for equation

equation
[ ĭ-kwāzhən ]

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.