# Definition of equation

### Definitions

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. → equate

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### Definitions

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. 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. → chemical equation

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### Derived forms

equational (eˈquational) adjective

equationally (eˈquationally)

adverb

### Definitions

noun

1. the act of equating; equalization

2. the state of being equated; equality, equivalence, or balance; also, identification or association

3.

4. a statement of equality between two quantities, as shown by the equal sign (=)

⇒ a quadratic equation

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### Derived forms

equational (eˈquational) adjective

### Word origin of 'equation'

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

Something wriggled in Andrea's mind, something irrational like the first half of an equation , some algebra with too many unknowns. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS

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## Translations for 'equation'

British English: equation /ɪˈkweɪʒən; -ʃən/ NOUN

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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

## Nearby words of 'equation'

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