# equal sign

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## equal sign

n.
The symbol (=) used to indicate logical or mathematical equality.

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## equals sign

n
(Mathematics) the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality

## or e′quals sign`,

n.
the symbol (=) used, esp. in a mathematical or logical expression, to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 equal sign - a sign indicating that the quantities on either side are equalsign - a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign"
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