equation

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Equation is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪˈkweɪʒən/ or /ɪˈkweɪʃən/
  • SAMPA: /I"keIZ@n/ or /I"keIS@n/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
equation

Plural
equations

  1. (countable) An equation is a mathematical statement in which both sides are of equal value.
    Find , in the equation .
    Using equation (2.1) from above, we can now solve for .
  2. (countable); (usually singular) An equation is how everything works together to create a situation.
    Money plays a big part in the political equation.
  3. (uncountable) The equation of with , is the act of thinking about them as the same or as belonging together.
    The equation of women with maids and cooks must stop.

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