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Meaning of “equation” in the English Dictionary

"equation" in British English

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equationnoun

uk   us   /ɪˈkweɪ.ʒən/
(Definition of equation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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equationnoun [C]

 us   /ɪˈkweɪ·ʒən/
mathematics a ​mathematicalstatement that two ​amounts, or two ​symbols or ​groups of ​symbolsrepresenting an ​amount, are ​equal: In the equation 3x - 3 = 15, x ​equals 6.
(Definition of equation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equation" in Business English

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equationnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪˈkweɪʒən/
a mathematical ​statement consisting of ​numbers, ​letters, and ​symbols that ​shows that one ​amount is ​equal to another: Profit can be ​calculated using the simple equation P = R - C (Profit = Revenue ​minus Cost). linear/algebraic/​differential equations
a ​situation, especially when it is considered to be complicated and made up of many different ​parts: In today's ​market it's more important than ever to get the ​price/​performance equation ​right. Another important ​factor in the equation is the ​exchangerate. When you're ​starting your own ​business, difficulties and frustrations arepart of the equation. The WTO cannot ​afford to ignore the ​trade side of the equation.add/factor/bring sth into the equation Project ​plannersfailed to ​factorgovernmentbureaucracy into the equation.
(Definition of equation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “equation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 表述, 方程式, 等式…
in Turkish eşitlik, denklik…
in Russian уравнение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表述, 方程式, 等式…
in Polish równanie…
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