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general solution

noun, Mathematics.
a solution to a differential equation that contains arbitrary, unevaluated constants. Unabridged
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  • "Dard is a fool," suggested Riviere, by way of general solution.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • We may, therefore, discard Dr. Wilson's theory as a general solution of the problem.

    Magic and Religion Andrew Lang
  • The general solution is that they happened before the time of which the Bible speaks, or before Adam fell.

    Basque Legends Wentworth Webster
  • It can be done, but I leave the reader in this case the pleasure of seeking the answer and the general solution.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • This is no easy problem and it is intended merely to indicate it here, not to propose a general solution.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick

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