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equal sign

noun, Mathematics
1.
the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.
Also, equals sign.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples 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

noun
1.
the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality
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