equal sign


equal sign
noun
a sign indicating that the quantities on either side are equal
Hypernyms: ↑sign

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Math.
the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal.
[1905-10]

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equal sign or equals sign noun
The symbol =, which indicates that two (numerical) values are equal
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Main Entry:equal

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equal sign,
a sign used especially in mathematics and logic to show the equality or sameness of two quantities or things. Examples: 5 + 5 = 10 means that 10 and 5 + 5 are equal in quantity. The statement A = B means that A and B are identical things. The equal sign is used in this dictionary to show equivalent terms in the language.

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noun, pl ⋯ signs [count]
: a symbol = used to show that two numbers are equal

1/2 = 2/4

called also equals sign

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ˈequals sign 7 [equals sign] (also ˈequal sign) noun
the symbol (=), used in mathematics

I would get everything over to one side of the equals sign.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • equal sign — equal signs N COUNT An equal sign is the sign =, which is used in arithmetic to indicate that two numbers or sets of numbers are equal. (in BRIT, also use equals sign) …   English dictionary

  • equal sign — n. the sign (=) used to indicate that the terms on either side of it are equal or equivalent …   English World dictionary

  • equal sign — equal ,sign or equals ,sign noun count the sign = used in mathematics to show that two sets of numbers are the same in quantity or amount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • equal sign — noun A symbol ( = ) used in mathematics to indicate that two values are the same, and elsewhere in various other ways, such as (formerly) to separate the signature from the content of a telegram. <!NOTE: equal sign is not a computing term. In… …   Wiktionary

  • equal sign — e′qual sign or e′quals sign n. math. the symbol (=) used, esp. in a mathematical or logical expression, to indicate that the terms it separates are equal • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • equal sign — Math. the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal. Also, equals sign. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • equal sign — noun Date: circa 1909 a sign = indicating mathematical or logical equivalence called also equality sign, equals sign …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • equal-sign — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also equals sign or equality sign : a sign = indicating mathematical or logical equivalence …   Useful english dictionary

  • Equal sign — Знак равенства …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • equal sign — symbol indicating mathematical equivalence (2+2=4) …   English contemporary dictionary


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