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equation

e·qua·tion

equation

 
pronunciation:
ih kweI zhn [or] i kweI zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of equating.
definition 2: the state of being equal.
definition 3: in mathematics, a statement using an equal sign to assert the equality of two quantities or expressions.
definition 4: in chemistry, an array of symbols representing a reaction as to both its starting materials and its products, and using an equal sign or arrows to divide the two groups.
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The word equation contains the following parts:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).