equal sign

noun Mathematics.
the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.
Also, equals sign.


Origin:
1905–10

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equal sign or equals sign
 
n
the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality
 
equals sign or equals sign
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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