# Definition of 'equation'

1. countable noun

2. countable noun

An equation is a situation in which two or more parts have to be considered together so that the whole situation can be understood or explained.

The equation is simple: research breeds new products.

The party fears the equation between higher spending and higher taxes.

New plans have taken chance out of the equation.

3. See also equate

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noun

1.

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)

3.

the act of making equal or balanced; equalization

4.

what you want doesn't come into the equation

5.

the state of being equal, equivalent, or equally balanced

6.

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## Derived forms

equational (eˈquational) adjective

equationally (eˈquationally)

adverb

noun

1.

the act of equating; equalization

2.

3.

4.

a quadratic equation

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## Derived forms

equational (eˈquational) adjective

## Word origin of 'equation'

ME equacioun < L aequatio## Example sentences containing 'equation'

We have a massive mathematical equation for this.

Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013) International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983) LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002) Times, Sunday Times (2015)So courage and resilience enter the equation.

Times, Sunday Times (2007)Can we say that they are acting as though they can solve a complex mathematical equation?

Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995) Christianity Today (2000)Being forced to do "voluntary work" in exchange for benefits takes that vital element out of the whole equation.

Life Without Work (1994) Times, Sunday Times (2012) BAD BOY BALLMER (2002) Times, Sunday Times (2010)The right-hand sides of these two equations are equal.

International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983) Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is where the risk of Brexit enters the equation.

Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is always hard to realize that these numbers and equations we play with at our desks have something to do with the real world.

Infinite in All Directions (1989)There is a simple equation.

Thinking the Unthinkable (1994) Times, Sunday Times (2014)## Trends of 'equation'

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## Translations for 'equation'

British English: equation /ɪˈkweɪʒən; -ʃən/
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*equation*is a mathematical statement saying that two amounts or values are the same, for example 6x4=12x2.- Arabic: مُعادَلة
- Brazilian Portuguese: equação
- Chinese: 等式
- Croatian: jednadžba
- Czech: rovnice
- Danish: ligning
- Dutch: vergelijking
- European Spanish: ecuación
- Finnish: yhtälö
- French: équation
- German: Gleichung
- Greek: εξίσωση
- Italian: equazione
- Japanese: 等しくすること
- Korean: 방정식
- Norwegian: likning
- Polish: równanie
- Portuguese: equação
- Romanian: ecuație
*ecuații* - Russian: равенство
- Spanish: ecuación
- Swedish: ekvation
- Thai: สมการ
- Turkish: eşitlik matematik
- Ukrainian: рівняння
- Vietnamese: phương trình

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Definition of

**equation**from the Collins English Dictionary
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