### What does **equation** mean?

# Definitions for **equation**

ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃənequa·tion

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### Princeton's WordNet

equation(noun)

a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal

equality, equivalence, equation, par(noun)

a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

"on a par with the best"

equation, equating(noun)

the act of regarding as equal

### Wiktionary

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.

equation(Noun)

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

**Origin:** From aequatio.

### Webster Dictionary

Equation(noun)

a making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium

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

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

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

### Freebase

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.

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Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of equation in Chaldean Numerology is:

**3**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of equation in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Examples of equation in a Sentence

It's only part of the

**equation**.The only country which may change the

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

**equation**.Science is a differential

**equation**. Religion is a boundary condition.It is a big deal, the supply and demand

**equation**is going to be very altered.

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- vergelykingAfrikaans
- معادلةArabic
- раўнаннеBelarusian
- уравнениеBulgarian
- equacióCatalan, Valencian
- rovniceCzech
- ligningDanish
- GleichungGerman
- εξίσωσηGreek
- ekvacioEsperanto
- ecuaciónSpanish
- ekuazioBasque
- معادلهPersian
- yhtälöFinnish
- équationFrench
- cothromóidIrish
- समीकरणHindi
- egyenletHungarian
- հավասարումArmenian
- equacionoIdo
- jafnaIcelandic
- equazioneItalian
- 方程式Japanese
- გასწორებაGeorgian
- 방정식, 方程式Korean
- هاوکێشهKurdish
- whāriteMāori
- равенкаMacedonian
- സമവാക്യംMalayalam
- vergelijkingDutch
- likningNorwegian
- równaniePolish
- equaçãoPortuguese
- ecuațieRomanian
- уравнениеRussian
- jednadžba, jednačina, једнаџба, једначинаSerbo-Croatian
- rovnicaSlovak
- enačbaSlovene
- ekvationSwedish
- муодилаTajik
- denklemTurkish
- рівнянняUkrainian
- مساواتUrdu
- phương trình, 方程Vietnamese

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