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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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## Origin of indefinite integral

First recorded in 1875–80

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## British Dictionary definitions for indefinite integral

indefinite integral

noun

maths

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

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## Scientific definitions for indefinite integral

indefinite integral

[ ĭn-dĕf′ə-nĭt ]

A function whose derivative is a given function.

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