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Old 02-25-2003, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

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Old 02-25-2003, 10:27 PM   #2
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

Equivelency, I believe.
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:27 PM   #3
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

IIRC, that symbol means, "is defined as".

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Old 02-25-2003, 10:27 PM   #4
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Equivelency, I believe.
Isn't that congruency?
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:28 PM   #5
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are you sure it's not an equal sign with a squigly line above it?
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:29 PM   #6
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

Some equals are more equal than others.
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:30 PM   #7
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

It's the standard sign for congruency in modular arithmetic, if that's what setting you are in. := is "defined as" in most math software.
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are you sure it's not an equal sign with a squigly line above it?
Nope.

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Old 02-25-2003, 10:30 PM   #9
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

"Identically equal to," if I remember correctly.
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:32 PM   #10
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it means whatever is on the left will always equal what is on the right I think.
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:33 PM   #11
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

Depending on the context it's either "congruent to" or "identically equal to". It's mainly used as "congruent to" when dealing with modular arithmetic.

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Old 02-25-2003, 10:33 PM   #13
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Maybe like = versus == in programming/scripting?
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:53 PM   #14
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IT means like REALLY freaking equal.
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

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Some equals are more equal than others.
i think that only applies in non-mathematic situations though
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Default What does an "equal" sign with three lines instead of the standard = (2) mean?

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IIRC, that symbol means, "is defined as".

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This is right...well, whenever I've seen it used recently, but I have seen it used in other terms too. But this is the one I see most commonly in physics and calc.
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