# Meaning of equation in English

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## Noun

equation### Etymology

late Middle English: from Latin aequatio(n-), from aequare‘make equal’ (see equate)### Definitions

1. a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal#### Derived terms

- 2. a state of being essentially equal or equivalent
#### Examples

- « equally balanced »
- « on a par with the best »

#### Derived terms

- 3. the act of regarding as equal
#### Derived terms

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