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English definition of “equation”

equation

noun (STATEMENT)    /ɪˈkweɪ.ʒən/
C1 [C] a mathematical statement in which you show that two amounts are equal using mathematical symbols: In the equation 3x - 3 = 15, x = 6.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division [C] (also chemical equation) a statement containing chemical symbols, used to show the changes that happen during a particular chemical reactionChemistry - general words
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