What does equation mean?

Definitions for equation
ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃənequa·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word equation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equation(noun)

    a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal

  2. equality, equivalence, equation, par(noun)

    a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

    "on a par with the best"

  3. equation, equating(noun)

    the act of regarding as equal

Wiktionary

  1. equation(Noun)

    An assertion that two expressions are equal, expressed by writing the two expressions separated by an equal sign; from which one is to determine a particular quantity.

  2. equation(Noun)

    A small correction to observed values to remove the effects of systematic errors in an observation.

  3. Origin: From aequatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equation(noun)

    a making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium

  2. Equation(noun)

    an expression of the condition of equality between two algebraic quantities or sets of quantities, the sign = being placed between them; as, a binomial equation; a quadratic equation; an algebraic equation; a transcendental equation; an exponential equation; a logarithmic equation; a differential equation, etc

  3. Equation(noun)

    a quantity to be applied in computing the mean place or other element of a celestial body; that is, any one of the several quantities to be added to, or taken from, its position as calculated on the hypothesis of a mean uniform motion, in order to find its true position as resulting from its actual and unequal motion

  4. Origin: [L. aequatio an equalizing: cf. F. quation equation. See Equate.]

Freebase

  1. Equation

    In mathematics, an equation is a formula of the form A = B, where A and B are expressions containing one or several variables called unknowns, and "=" denotes the equality binary relation. Although written in the form of proposition, an equation is not a statement, but a problem consisting in finding the values, called solutions, that, when substituted to the unknowns, yields equal values of expressions A and B. For example, 2 is the unique solution of the equation x + 2 = 4, in which the unknown is x. Historically, equations arose from the mathematical discipline of algebra, but later become ubiquitous. An equality may not be confused with identities which are presented with the same notation but have a different semantic: for example 2 + 2 = 4 and x + y = y + x are identities in arithmetic, and do not constitute any values-finding problem, even if include variables. Equation may also refer to a relation between some variables that is expressed by the equality of some expressions of their values. For example the equation of the unit circle is x² + y² = 1, which means that a point belongs to the circle if and only if its coordinates are related by this equation. Most physical laws are expressed by equations. One of the most popular ones is Einstein's equation E = mc².

Suggested Resources

  1. equation

    Song lyrics by equation -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by equation on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3904

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3711

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equation' in Nouns Frequency: #1237

How to pronounce equation?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say equation in sign language?

  1. equation

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of equation in a Sentence

  1. Giovano Ghizoni:

    It's only part of the equation.

  2. Petr Pavel:

    The only country which may change the equation is China.

  3. Tom Allason:

    That's a part of why delivery is only one piece of the equation.

  4. Alan Turing:

    Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.

  5. Mati Greenspan:

    It is a big deal, the supply and demand equation is going to be very altered.

Images & Illustrations of equation

  1. equationequationequationequationequation

Popularity rank by frequency of use

equation#1#5097#10000

Translations for equation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for equation »

Translation

Find a translation for the equation definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these equation definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"equation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 22 Jul 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/equation>.

Are we missing a good definition for equation? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for equation:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.