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e·qua·tion

 (ĭ-kwā′zhən, -shən)
n.
1. The act or process of equating or of being equated.
2. The state of being equal.
3. Mathematics A statement asserting the equality of two expressions, usually written as a linear array of symbols that are separated into left and right sides and joined by an equal sign.
4. Chemistry 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 arrow or a set of opposing arrows.
5. A complex of variable elements or factors: "The world was full of equations ... there must be an answer for everything, if only you knew how to set forth the questions" (Anne Tyler).

e·qua′tion·al adj.
e·qua′tion·al·ly adv.

equation

(ɪˈkweɪʒən; -ʃən)
n
1. (Mathematics) a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal: it is either an identity in which the variables can assume any value, or a conditional equation in which the variables have only certain values (roots)
2. the act of regarding as equal; equating
3. the act of making equal or balanced; equalization
4. a situation, esp one regarded as having a number of conflicting elements: what you want doesn't come into the equation.
5. the state of being equal, equivalent, or equally balanced
6. a situation or problem in which a number of factors need to be considered
7. (Chemistry) See chemical equation
8. astronomy See personal equation
eˈquational adj
eˈquationally adv

e•qua•tion

(ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. the act of equating or making equal.
2. the state of being equated or equal.
3. equally balanced state; equilibrium.
4. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities.
5. a symbolic representation in chemistry showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]

e·qua·tion

(ĭ-kwā′zhən)
1. 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.
2. 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, NaOH + HCl = NaCl + H2O is an equation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equation - a mathematical statement that two expressions are equalequation - a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
regression equation, regression of y on x - the equation representing the relation between selected values of one variable (x) and observed values of the other (y); it permits the prediction of the most probable values of y
linear equation - a polynomial equation of the first degree
quadratic, quadratic equation - an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square
biquadratic equation, biquadratic - an equation of the fourth degree
differential equation - an equation containing differentials of a function
simultaneous equations - a set of equations in two or more variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations simultaneously
mathematical statement - a statement of a mathematical relation
exponential equation - an equation involving exponential functions of a variable
2.equation - a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
egalite, egality - social and political equality; "egality represents an extreme leveling of society"
tie - equality of score in a contest
3.equation - the act of regarding as equal
equalisation, equalization, leveling - the act of making equal or uniform

equation

noun equating, match, agreement, balancing, pairing, comparison, parallel, equality, correspondence, likeness, equivalence, equalization the equation between higher spending and higher taxes

equation

noun
The state of being equivalent:
Translations
مُعادَلةمُعادَلَه
rovnice
ligningregnestykke
yhtälö
jednadžba
egyenletkiegyenlítés
jafnaefnajafna
等しくすること
방정식
rovnica
enačba
ekvation
สมการ
phương trình

equation

[ɪˈkweɪʒən] N
1. (Math) → ecuación f
to enter (into) the equation (fig) → entrar en juego
fairness did not seem to enter into the equationla justicia no parecía entrar en juego
2. (= linking) the equation of sth with sthla identificación de algo con algo

equation

[ɪˈkweɪʒən] néquation f

equation

n (Math, fig) → Gleichung f; the equation of religion and moralitydie Gleichsetzung von Religion mit Moralität; to balance the equation between work and leisureArbeit und Freizeit ins rechte Gleichgewicht bringen; that doesn’t even enter the equationdas steht doch überhaupt nicht zur Debatte

equation

[ɪˈkweɪʒn] n (Math) → equazione f
equations of motion (Phys) → equazioni del moto

equate

(iˈkweit) verb
to regard as the same in some way. He equates money with happiness.
eˈquation (-ʒən) noun
1. a statement that two things are equal or the same. xy+xy=2xy is an equation.
2. a formula expressing the action of certain substances on others. 2H2 + O2 = 2 H2O is an equation.

equation

مُعادَلة rovnice ligning Gleichung εξίσωση ecuación yhtälö équation jednadžba equazione 等しくすること 방정식 vergelijking likning równanie equação равенство ekvation สมการ eşitlik phương trình 等式
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