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Stirling's formula
[
stur
-lingz]
/ˈstɜr lɪŋz/
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noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
a relation that approximates the value of
n
factorial (
n!
), expressed as
.
Origin of
Stirling's formula
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1925-1930
1925-30;
after James
Stirling
(died 1770), Scottish mathematician
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British Dictionary definitions for
Stirling's formula
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Stirling's formula
noun
1.
a formula giving the approximate value of the factorial of a large number
n,
as
n
! approxeq (
n
/
e
)
n
√(2π
n
)
Word Origin
named after James
Stirling
(1692–1770), Scottish mathematician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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