improper integral

noun Mathematics.

Also called infinite integral. a definite integral in which one or both of the limits of integration is infinite.
a definite integral in which the integrand becomes infinite at a point or points in the interval of integration.

Nearby words

  1. improbity,
  2. imprompt,
  3. impromptu,
  4. improper,
  5. improper fraction,
  6. improperia,
  7. impropriate,
  8. impropriety,
  9. improv,
  10. improve

Origin of improper integral

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for improper integral

improper integral


a definite integral having one or both limits infinite or having an integrand that becomes infinite within the limits of integration
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