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# equation

noun
1 mathematical statement
basic, simple

This can be shown by a simple equation.

complex, complicated
algebraic, math (AmE), mathematical
VERB + EQUATION
solve, work out

I could not find a way of solving the equation.

derive, obtain

The ideal gas equation is derived from this model.

satisfy

the range of values of x which would satisfy this equation

balance
write
PREPOSITION
equation for

the equation for a straight line

PHRASES
a side of the equation

the numbers on the right-hand side of the equation

2 situation
VERB + EQUATION
be a part of, come into, enter, enter into

The availability of water is also part of the equation.

Money also comes into the equation.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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