equal sign


equal sign
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 computing, = represents either the assignment operator or the equality operator, depending on the language. It is never properly called "the equal(s) sign". Note also that other USES of this symbol do not provide other SENSES of the term, as the symbol remains the same one.

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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 — 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 — noun Date: circa 1909 a sign = indicating mathematical or logical equivalence called also equality sign, equals sign …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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