# boundary condition

### noun Mathematics.

a stated restriction, usually in the form of an equation, that limits the possible solutions to a differential equation.

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## Words nearby boundary condition

bound to, be, bound up in, bound variable, boundary, boundary commission, boundary condition, boundary layer, boundary line, boundary peak, boundary rider, boundary value problem

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## Scientific definitions for boundary condition

boundary condition

[ boun′də-rē ]

### Mathematics

The set of conditions specified for the behavior of the solution to a set of differential equations at the boundary of its domain. Boundary conditions are important in determining the mathematical solutions to many physical problems.

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