Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

Stirling's formula

[stur-lingz] /ˈstɜr lɪŋz/
noun, Mathematics.
a relation that approximates the value of n factorial (n!), expressed as .
Origin of Stirling's formula
1925-30; after James Stirling (died 1770), Scottish mathematician Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Stirling's formula

Stirling's formula

a formula giving the approximate value of the factorial of a large number n, as n! approxeq (n/e)n√(2πn)
Word Origin
named after James Stirling (1692–1770), Scottish mathematician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Stirling's formula

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Stirling

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for stirling's formula