Meaning of equation


Pronunciation: (i-kwā'zhun, -shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of equating or making equal; equalization: the symbolic equation of darkness with death.
  2. equally balanced state; equilibrium.
  3. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the equality of two quantities.
  4. a symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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