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equal sign

noun, Mathematics
the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.
Also, equals sign.
Origin of equal sign
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for equal sign
  • But because of conservation, mathematics has an equal sign.
  • The problem is that students often fail to understand the sacredness of the equal sign.
  • All of those matchstick puzzles can be solved by moving one matchstick to make the equal sign a not-equal sign.
  • Sometimes a diagram will show two images with an equal sign, as in the packaging image to the right.
  • They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately.
  • Only one program parameter may be set on each record and the equal sign is required.
  • Each individual variable to be initialized must be followed by an equal sign and value.
  • Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false.
British Dictionary definitions for equal sign

equal sign

the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality
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