equality vs equation what difference

what is difference between equality and equation

English

Alternative forms

  • æquality (archaic)

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French equalité (modern French égalité), from Latin aequālitās, aequālitātem. Doublet of equity.

Morphologically equal +‎ -ity

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: ĭʹkwŏl-ĭ-tē IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɑl.ɪ.ti/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/

Noun

equality (usually uncountable, plural equalities)

  1. The fact of being equal.
  2. (mathematics) The fact of being equal, of having the same value.
  3. The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.

Synonyms

  • (fact of being equal): equivalence parity

Antonyms

  • (fact of being equal): difference, inequality, nonequivilence
  • (equal treatment of people): discrimination, inequality

Translations

References

  • equality at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • equality in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • “equality” in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 117.
  • equality in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Alternative forms

  • æquation (archaic)

Etymology

From Old French, from Latin aequātiō (an equalizing).
Morphologically equate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭkwā’zhən, IPA(key): /ɪˈkweɪʒən/; enPR: ĭkwā’shən, IPA(key): /ɪˈkweɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʒən

Noun

equation (plural equations)

  1. The act or process of equating two or more things, or the state of those things being equal (that is, identical).
    We need to bring the balance of power into equation
  2. (mathematics) An assertion that two expressions are equal, expressed by writing the two expressions separated by an equal sign; from which one is to determine a particular quantity.
  3. (astronomy) A small correction to observed values to remove the effects of systematic errors in an observation.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • equality
  • equational
  • identity
  • inequation
  • inequality

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