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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 sign indicating that the quantities on either side are equal • Hypernyms: ↑sign * * * Math. the symbol (=), used in a mathematical expression to indicate that the terms it separates are equal. Also, equals sign. [1905 10] * * * equal sign… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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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