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
Also called antiderivative.
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British Dictionary definitions for indefinite integral
- 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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Science definitions for indefinite integral
[ ĭn-dĕf′ə-nĭt ]
A function whose derivative is a given function.
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