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Maclaurin's series

noun
  1. maths an infinite sum giving the value of a function f(x) in terms of the derivatives of the function evaluated at zero: f(x) = f(0) + (f′(0) x)/1! + (f″(0) x ²)/2! + …Also called: Maclaurin series
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C18: named after Colin Maclaurin (1698–1746), British mathematician who formulated it
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