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equation

noun uk   us   /ɪˈkweɪ.ʒən/

equation noun (STATEMENT)

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

equation noun (COMPLEX SITUATION)

[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.

equation noun (SAME)

[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.
Translations of “equation”
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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