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# indefinite integral

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noun Mathematics.

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

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Also called antiderivative.

## Origin of indefinite integral

First recorded in 1875â€“80

## Words nearby indefinite integral

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## How to use indefinite integral in a sentence

The first inquiry leads directly to the indefinite integral, the second directly to the definite integral.

## British Dictionary definitions for indefinite integral

indefinite integral

noun

maths

- any function whose derivative is the given function, as x Â², x Â² + 3, x Â²â€“5, etc of 2x
- the schema representing all such functions, here x Â² + k
- the symbolic representation of this as a function of the given function, written Êƒ f (x) dx where f (x) is the given function
- the symbol Êƒ

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## Scientific definitions for indefinite integral

indefinite integral

[ Än-dÄ•fâ€²É™-nÄt ]

A function whose derivative is a given function.

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