# 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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## Video: pronunciation of 'equation'

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

adjective

equationally (eˈquationally)

adverb

noun

1.

the act of equating; equalization

2.

3.

4.

a quadratic equation

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Derived forms

adjective

Word origin of 'equation'

## Example sentences containing 'equation'

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We have a massive mathematical equation for this. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We can reduce this to a simpler equation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This line traces the points where the two sides of our equation are indeed equal. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)The world is just too varied to be "solved" by any one equation. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)Yet here is where the question of balance and ballast enters the equation. 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)Being forced to do "voluntary work" in exchange for benefits takes that vital element out of the whole equation. Life Without Work (1994)Losing weight is a simple equation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or cosmology, or something with either equations and numbers and that kind of thing. BAD BOY BALLMER (2002)The value equation is clinical outcome plus patient experience, divided by price. 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)With all this in mind, a simple equation presents itself. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is where the risk of Brexit enters the equation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If it was easily accessible, then the whole energy equation might look rather different. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is a simple equation: more height means more wind and more power. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The mysterious male ego seems to enter the equation, too. 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)There's a whole other equation now because of Rose. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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## Translations for 'equation'

British English: equation
/ɪˈkweɪʒən; -ʃən/ NOUN

An

*equation*is a mathematical statement saying that two amounts or values are the same, for example 6x4=12x2.- American English: equation
- 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
- European Portuguese: equação
- Romanian: ecuație
- Russian: равенство
- Spanish: ecuación
- Swedish: ekvation
- Thai: สมการ
- Turkish: eşitlik matematik
- Ukrainian: рівняння
- Vietnamese: phương trình

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