# equation

**equation**e‧qua‧tion [ɪˈkweɪʒn] noun [countable]a statement in mathematics, showing that two quantities are equal**acˈcounting eˌquation**one of the relationships between assets and liabilities used in accounting:**• The accounting equation here is: assets minus liabilities equals shareholders' equity.*** * *

**equation**__UK____US__/ɪˈkweɪʒ^{ə}n/__noun__[__C__]**►**a mathematical statement consisting of numbers, letters, and symbols that shows that one amount is equal to another: »»Profit can be calculated using the simple equation P = R - C (Profit = Revenue minus Cost).

*linear/algebraic/differential equations***►**a situation, especially when it is considered to be complicated and made up of many different parts: »»In today's market it's more important than ever to get the price/performance equation right.

»Another important factor

is the exchange rate.*in the equation*»When you're starting your own business, difficulties and frustrations are

.*part of the equation*The WTO cannot afford to ignore the trade

.*side of the equation***add/factor/bring sth into the equation**»Project planners failed to factor government bureaucracy into the equation.

*Financial and business terms.
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**Equation**— Équation (mathématiques) Cet article concerne les équations mathématiques dans leur généralité. Pour une introduction au concept, voir Équation (mathématiques élémentaires). … Wikipédia en Français**équation**— [ ekwasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1613; h. XIIIe « égalité »; lat. æquatio 1 ♦ (1637) Math. Relation conditionnelle existant entre deux quantités et dépendant de certaines variables (ou inconnues). Poser une équation. Mettre en équation un phénomène complexe … Encyclopédie Universelle**Equation**— E*qua tion, n. [L. aequatio an equalizing: cf. F. [ e]quation equation. See {Equate}.] 1. A making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium. [1913 Webster] Again the golden day resumed its right, And ruled in just equation with the night.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**equation**— [ē kwā′zhən, ikwā′zhən] n. [ME equacioun < L aequatio] 1. the act of equating; equalization 2. the state of being equated; equality, equivalence, or balance; also, identification or association 3. a) a complex whole [the human equation] b) an… … English World dictionary**equation**— index balance (equality), comparison, parity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary**equation**— late 14c., a term in astrology; meaning вЂњaction of making equalвЂќ is from 1650s; mathematical sense is from 1560s, on notion of equalizing the expressions; from L. aequationem (nom. aequatio) an equal distribution, community, from pp. stem of… … Etymology dictionary**equation**— ► NOUN 1) the process of equating one thing with another. 2) Mathematics a statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal (indicated by the sign =). 3) Chemistry a symbolic representation of the changes which occur in a… … English terms dictionary**Équation**— Cet article concerne les équations mathématiques dans leur généralité. Pour une introduction au concept, voir Équation (mathématiques élémentaires). … Wikipédia en Français**Equation**— This article is about equations in mathematics. For the chemistry term, see chemical equation. The first use of an equals sign, equivalent to 14x+15=71 in modern notation. From The Whetstone of Witte by Robert Recorde (1557). An equation is a… … Wikipedia**equation**— /i kway zheuhn, sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of equating or making equal; equalization: the symbolic equation of darkness with death. 2. equally balanced state; equilibrium. 3. Math. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the… … Universalium