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indefinite integral

noun, Mathematics.
a representation, usually in symbolic form, of any function whose derivative is a given function.
Also called antiderivative.
Origin of indefinite integral
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
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indefinite integral

  1. any function whose derivative is the given function, as x², x² + 3, x²–5, etc of 2x
  2. the schema representing all such functions, here x² + k
  3. the symbolic representation of this as a function of the given function, written ʃf(x)dx where f(x) is the given function
  4. the symbol ʃ
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indefinite integral
A function whose derivative is a given function.
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