equation (ɪˈkweɪʒən, -ʃən) | |
—n | |
1. | a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal: it is either an identity in which the variables can assume any value, or a conditional equation in which the variables have only certain values (roots) |
2. | the act of regarding as equal; equating |
3. | the act of making equal or balanced; equalization |
4. | a situation, esp one regarded as having a number of conflicting elements: what you want doesn't come into the equation |
5. | the state of being equal, equivalent, or equally balanced |
6. | a situation or problem in which a number of factors need to be considered |
7. | See chemical equation |
8. | astronomy See personal equation |
e'quational | |
—adj | |
e'quationally | |
—adv |