equating vs equation what difference

what is difference between equating and equation




  1. present participle of equate


equating (plural equatings)

  1. The act by which things are equated; the evaluation of things as equivalent.
    • 2015, Philip R. Hardie, The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature
      But, overall, Donne’s poetry represents an epistemic break with the love clichés so overused by an earlier era; and the poet was often moved to use Platonic equatings of love, beauty, and goodness to breathe new life into old Petrarchisms.


Alternative forms

  • æquation (archaic)


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


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


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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