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# partial differential equation

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noun Mathematics.

a differential equation containing partial derivatives.

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## Origin of partial differential equation

First recorded in 1885–90

## Words nearby partial differential equation

parti, partial, partial-birth abortion, partial derivative, partial differential, partial differential equation, partial differentiation, partial eclipse, partial fraction, partiality, partialize

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