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**Dictionary entry overview: What does equation mean?**

• **EQUATION** (noun)

The noun **EQUATION** has 3 senses:

**1.** a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal

**2.** a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

**3.** the act of regarding as equal

*Familiarity information: EQUATION used as a noun is uncommon.*

**Dictionary entry details**

Sense 1 | equation ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

A mathematical statement that two expressions are equal

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

**Hypernyms ("equation" is a kind of...):**

mathematical statement (a statement of a mathematical relation)

**Domain category:**

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

**Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equation"):**

regression equation; regression of y on x (the equation representing the relation between selected values of one variable (x) and observed values of the other (y); it permits the prediction of the most probable values of y)

linear equation (a polynomial equation of the first degree)

quadratic; quadratic equation (an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square)

biquadratic; biquadratic equation (an equation of the fourth degree)

differential equation (an equation containing differentials of a function)

simultaneous equations (a set of equations in two or more variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations simultaneously)

exponential equation (an equation involving exponential functions of a variable)

Sense 2 | equation ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

**Synonyms:**

equivalence; equality; equation; par

**Context example:**

on a par with the best

**Hypernyms ("equation" is a kind of...):**

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)

**Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equation"):**

egalite; egality (social and political equality)

tie (equality of score in a contest)

Sense 3 | equation ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

The act of regarding as equal

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting acts or actions

**Synonyms:**

equating; equation

**Hypernyms ("equation" is a kind of...):**

equalisation; equalization; leveling (the act of making equal or uniform)

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