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Definition of Equation


  1. A making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium.
  2. An expression of the condition of equality between two algebraic quantities or sets of quantities, the sign = being placed between them; as, a binomial equation; a quadratic equation; an algebraic equation; a transcendental equation; an exponential equation; a logarithmic equation; a differential equation, etc.
  3. A quantity to be applied in computing the mean place or other element of a celestial body; that is, any one of the several quantities to be added to, or taken from, its position as calculated on the hypothesis of a mean uniform motion, in order to find its true position as resulting from its actual and unequal motion.
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Equation Translations

equation in German is Gleichung, Ausgleich, Gleichung, Ausgleich {m}
equation in Hungarian is egyenlet
equation in Italian is equazione, compromesso
equation in Norwegian is ligning, likestilling
equation in Spanish is compensacion, ecuacion
equation in Swedish is ekvation
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