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noun equation pronunciation in British English /ɪˈkweɪʒ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] maths a statement that two sets of numbers, letters, or symbols are equal

    Solve the equation 5x – 3 = 27.

    1. a.
      chemistry a statement that uses symbols to show the changes that take place in a chemical reaction
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of considering one thing to be the same as another

    the false equation of financial success with happiness

    1. a.

      the equation

      all the different aspects that you have to consider in a situation

      In a choice between the use of rail and car, the question of cost will come into the equation.


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