Dictionary.com
Word
of the
Day
Translate
Games
Blog
Thesaurus.com
Apps
Favorites
Log Out
Log In
follow Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com
Thesaurus.com
My Account
Log Out
Log In
Try Our Apps
Word
of the
Day
Translate
Games
Blog
definitions
definitions
synonyms
translations
Follow @dictionarycom
follow Dictionary.com
What is the origin of "February"?
Favorite Button
CITE
Translate
Facebook
Share
Twitter
Tweet
Google+
Share
equal sign
or
equals sign
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.
Origin of
equal sign
Expand
1905-1910
1905-10
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for
equal-sign
Expand
equal sign
noun
1.
the symbol =, used to indicate a mathematical equality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
A Look at 8 Expressions with Heart
There's a Word for That? 8 Fun...
13 Essential Literary Terms
9 Words to Help You Navigate the...
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
Apostrophes 101
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
equal sign
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
equal
14
16
Scrabble
Words With Friends
Nearby words for equal-sign
epz
eq
eq.
eqc
eql
eqlog
eqn
eqpt
eqpt.
eqq
equ
equability
equable
equableness
equably
equal
equal opportunities commission
equal pay
equal protection of the laws
equal to
equal-area
equal-area projection
equal-employment-opportunity-commission
equal-opportunity
equal-rights-amendment
equal-sign
equal-temperament
equal-time
equali
equalise
equalitarian
equalitarianism
equality
equality-state
equalization
equalization payment
equalization-fund
equalize
equalizer
equalled
equally
equals
equanil
equanimity
equanimous
equanimously
equant
equatable
equate
equated
equates