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partial fraction
Word Origin
noun
,
Algebra.
1.
one of the fractions into which a given fraction can be resolved, the sum of such simpler fractions being equal to the given fraction:
Partial fractions of 5/
(
x
^{2}
−x
)
are 5/
(
x−1
)
and −5/x.
Origin of
partial fraction
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1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for
partial fraction
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partial fraction
noun
1.
(
maths
) one of a set of fractions into which a more complicated fraction can be resolved
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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partial fraction
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Word Value for
partial
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