elliptic integral

noun Mathematics.

a certain kind of definite integral that is not expressible by means of elementary functions.

Nearby words

  1. ellipsometer,
  2. ellipt,
  3. elliptic,
  4. elliptic function,
  5. elliptic geometry,
  6. elliptic paraboloid,
  7. elliptic spring,
  8. elliptical,
  9. elliptical amputation,
  10. elliptical galaxy

Origin of elliptic integral

First recorded in 1880–85

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