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Definitions of equation

  1. the act of regarding as equal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A proposition expressing the equality of two quantities; the act of making, or the state of being made, equal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. (alg.) A statement of the equality of two quantities: reduction to a mean proportion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Expression of the equality of two quantities. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A making equal, or an equal division; a proposition asserting the equality of two quantities, and expressed by the sign = between them; or an expression of the same quantity in two dissimilar terms, but of equal value, as 3s. = 36d. Equation of time, the interval by which apparent time differs from mean time Equation of light, allowance to be made in determining the position of a heavenly body for the time occupied in the transmission of its light to the eye of an observer. Equation of payments, the determination of the time when a debt should be paid in full that is payable only in parts at intervals. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A making equal; in alg., a proposition asserting the equality of two quantities, having the sign = (equal to) placed between them. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for equation

  1. This chasing the Latin root, wrestling with the unknown equation and all that sort of thing. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  2. It must be the physician's business to find out in each individual case, according to his own personal equation just how he may be able to use at least some of it. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh