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particular solution

noun, Mathematics.
1.
a solution of a differential equation containing no arbitrary constants.
Compare general solution.
Origin of particular solution
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • It is evident that this particular solution of the difficulty can never generally prevail.

  • I realise that the particular solution of the Irish Question which is about to be unfolded is the utilisation of our bogs.

    Ireland In The New Century Horace Plunkett
  • She did not appear to favour any particular solution of the question or any particular candidate for the Crown.

    Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
  • The flaw in this situation was that Eugene, after getting Suzanne in his arms once more, had no particular solution to offer.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser

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