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# linear differential equation

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noun Mathematics.

an equation involving derivatives in which the dependent variables and all derivatives appearing in the equation are raised to the first power.

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## Origin of linear differential equation

First recorded in 1885–90

## Words nearby linear differential equation

linear algebra, Linear B, linear collider, linear combination, linear dependence, linear differential equation, linear equation, linear extrapolation, linear function, linear independence, linear induction motor

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