Meaning of EQUATION in English

EQUATION

/i kway"zheuhn, -sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act of equating or making equal; equalization: the symbolic equation of darkness with death.

2. equally balanced state; equilibrium.

3. Math. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities.

4. Chem. a symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.

[ 1350-1400; ME aequation- (s. of aequatio ) an equalizing. See EQUATE, -ION ]

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