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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.

Equation Quotations

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
Albert Einstein

I'm a student of patterns. At heart, I'm a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.
Will Smith

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
Nikola Tesla

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.
Simon Sinek

Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.
Stephen Hawking
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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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