linear differential equation

noun Mathematics.

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

Nearby words

  1. linear atrophy,
  2. linear b,
  3. linear collider,
  4. linear combination,
  5. linear dependence,
  6. linear equation,
  7. linear extrapolation,
  8. linear fracture,
  9. linear function,
  10. linear graph

Origin of linear differential equation

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019