indefinite integral


noun Mathematics.

a representation, usually in symbolic form, of any function whose derivative is a given function.

Nearby words

  1. indefensible,
  2. indefinability,
  3. indefinable,
  4. indefinite,
  5. indefinite article,
  6. indefinite number,
  7. indefinite pronoun,
  8. indefinite relative clause,
  9. indefinite relative pronoun,
  10. indefinitely

Origin of indefinite integral

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called antiderivative.

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British Dictionary definitions for indefinite integral

indefinite integral

noun

maths
  1. any function whose derivative is the given function, as x ², x ² + 3, x ²–5, etc of 2x
  2. the schema representing all such functions, here x ² + k
  3. the symbolic representation of this as a function of the given function, written ʃ f (x) dx where f (x) is the given function
  4. the symbol ʃ
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Science definitions for indefinite integral

indefinite integral

[ĭn-dĕfə-nĭt]

A function whose derivative is a given function.
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