› the
symbol
=, used to show that two things are the same in
value
,
size
,
meaning
, etc.Mathematical symbols

(Definition of equal sign noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus
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“equal sign”: synonyms and related words:

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

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