# equation

[ ih-kwey-zhuhn, -shuhn ]

/ ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃən /

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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

## OTHER WORDS FROM equation

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## British Dictionary definitions for equation

equation

/ (ɪˈkweɪʒən, -ʃən) /

noun

## Derived forms of equation

equational, adjectiveequationally, adverbCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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## Scientific definitions for equation

equation

[ ĭ-kwā′zhən ]

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.

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## Cultural definitions for equation

equation

An expression of equality between two formulas in mathematics. The two formulas are written with an equal sign between them: 2 + 2 = 4 is an equation, as is E = mc2.

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