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equational

[ ih-kwey-zhuh-nl, -shuh- ]
/ ɪˈkweɪ ʒə nl, -ʃə- /
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adjective
of, using, or involving equations.
Biology. pertaining to the second or nonreductional cell division in meiosis, in which each chromosome divides into two equal parts.
Grammar. (of a sentence or predication) consisting of a subject and a complement with or without a copula: “Very interesting, those books” is an equational sentence.
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Origin of equational

First recorded in 1860–65; equation + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM equational

e·qua·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use equational in a sentence

  • With a few equational strokes of his pen, Einstein has banished from the cosmos every fixed reality except that of light.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
  • But, coming to the negatives, the equational interpretation is certainly less obvious.

    Logic|Carveth Read
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