partial differential equation


noun Mathematics.

a differential equation containing partial derivatives.

Nearby words

  1. partial agglutinin,
  2. partial antigen,
  3. partial denture,
  4. partial derivative,
  5. partial differential,
  6. partial differentiation,
  7. partial eclipse,
  8. partial fraction,
  9. partial ophthalmoplegia,
  10. partial ordering


Origin of partial differential equation

First recorded in 1885–90

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