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/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.› [C] (also chemical equation) a statement containing chemical symbols, used to show the changes that happen during a particular chemical reaction

› [C usually singular] a difficult problem that can only be understood if all the different influences are considered: Managing the economy is a complex equation of controlling inflation and reducing unemployment.

› [U] the act of considering one thing to be the same as or equal to another: There is a tendency in movies to make the equation between violence and excitement.

in Chinese (Traditional) | 表述, 方程式, 等式… |

in Russian | уравнение… |

in Turkish | eşitlik, denklik… |

in Chinese (Simplified) | 表述, 方程式, 等式… |

in Polish | równanie… |

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