Adjective "equation" definition and examples

(Equation may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal (indicated by the sign =).
  1. 'These laws are very precise and can be expressed by exact mathematical equations.'
  2. 'Lagrange's main object was to find out why cubic and quartic equations could be solved algebraically.'
  3. 'An encryption algorithm is a mathematical equation containing the message being encrypted or decrypted.'
  4. 'Now express the pattern as a mathematical equation.'
  5. 'The sections on equations cover quadratic equations where he discusses two solutions.'
The process of equating one thing with another.
  1. 'I say two, because another managerial solution to this quandary is to work on the slightly simpler equation of four into three.'
  2. 'And can you tell us, are you concerned about second-guessing on that whole equation?'
  3. 'The simple equation of balancing caloric intake and exercise is the key to fitness.'
  4. 'The facts reduce themselves to a terrible equation of time and consequence.'
  5. 'It was a simple and compelling equation: the bigger the wave the better your bottom-line.'
  6. 'The fact that he might have to do without doesn't enter into the equation for some in the animal protection industry.'
  7. 'The current price of oil, states the release, is a critical ingredient in the tourism industry and must be factored into the equation.'
  8. 'So let me analyse the business element of that equation.'
  9. 'The perception of our success up to this point will be a critical part of that equation.'
  10. 'Once all that is figured out, the most confusing factor in the equation must be pondered: playing time.'
  11. 'Another factor in the equation: Used equipment must compete with new equipment in the marketplace.'
  12. 'The second part of that equation seems to have been abandoned by feminists early on.'
  13. 'It doesn't enter into the equation, because it's not part of the culture.'
  14. 'We have explained the process of the enabling development equation.'
A symbolic representation of the changes which occur in a chemical reaction, expressed in terms of the formulae of the molecules or other species involved.
  1. 'The isotopic data do not conform to a simple mixing equation.'
  2. 'I asked as I balanced a chemical equation and answered some questions.'

More definitions

1. the act of equating or making equal; equalization: the symbolic equation of darkness with death.

2. equally balanced state; equilibrium.

3. Mathematics. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities.

4. Also called chemical equation. Chemistry. a symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.

More examples(as adjective)

"summaries can be equation."


Late Middle English: from Latin aequatio(n-), from aequare ‘make equal’ (see equate).


equation of the first (or second etc.) order