Synonyms for *equation*

## EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EQUATION

Every time Peter came into the equation her heart arose in his defense.

But for the other end of the equation I could speak authoritatively.

An equation expressing these facts will then have much value.

The extension of the government reserves changed the equation.

The equation seemed undisturbed, yet there was something wrong with it.

He looked down at the equation, to see if he were still on the track.

It differs from apparent noon by the amount of the equation of time for that date.

This relation is just what we call the equation of the curve.

To transpose a quantity from one side of an equation to another is to place it across.

He knew what to expect; but somewhere the equation had been off.

## WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., a term in astrology; meaning "action of making equal" is from 1650s; mathematical sense is from 1560s, on notion of equalizing the expressions; from Latin aequationem (nominative aequatio) "an equal distribution, community," from past participle stem of aequare (see equal (adj.)). Chemistry sense is from 1807.