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partial fraction

noun, Algebra.
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/(x2−x) are 5/(x−1) and −5/x.
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First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
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partial fraction

(maths) one of a set of fractions into which a more complicated fraction can be resolved
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