[ih-kwey-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ɪˈkweɪ ʒən, -ʃən/
the act of or making equal; equalization:
the symbolic equation of darkness with death.
equally balanced state; equilibrium.
Mathematics. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities.
Also called chemical equation. Chemistry. a symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.
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)
the act of regarding as equal; equating
the act of making equal or balanced; equalization
a situation, esp one regarded as having a number of conflicting elements: what you want doesn’t come into the equation
the state of being equal, equivalent, or equally balanced
a situation or problem in which a number of factors need to be considered
See chemical equation
(astronomy) See personal equation
late 14c., a term in astrology; meaning “action of making equal” is from 1650s; mathematical sense is from 1560s, on notion of equalizing the expressions; from Latin aequationem (nominative aequatio) “an equal distribution, community,” from past participle stem of aequare (see equal (adj.)). Chemistry sense is from 1807.
equation e·qua·tion (ĭ-kwā’zhən, -shən)
An expression of equality between two formulas in mathematics. The two formulas are written with an equal sign between them: 2 + 2 = 4 is an equation, as is E = mc2.
[ih-kwey-zhuh-nl, -shuh-] /ɪˈkweɪ ʒə nl, -ʃə-/ adjective 1. of, using, or involving . 2. Biology. pertaining to the second or nonreductional cell division in meiosis, in which each chromosome divides into two equal parts. 3. Grammar. (of a sentence or predication) consisting of a subject and a complement with or without a copula: “Very interesting, […]
- Equation division
equation division n. Nuclear division in which each chromosome divides into equal longitudinal halves.
noun, Horology. 1. a movement in certain clocks (equation clock) for driving a hand (equation hand) that shows the relation of the mean day of 24 hours to the length of the current solar day.
noun 1. an equation describing the rate of change with time of the velocity of a body, a collection of particles, or a fluid.