# partial fraction

### noun Algebra.

one of the fractions into which a given fraction can be resolved, the sum of such simpler fractions being equal to the given fraction: Partial fractions of 5/(x2−x) are 5/(x−1) and −5/x.

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## Origin of partial fraction

First recorded in 1810–20

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## British Dictionary definitions for partial fraction

partial fraction

### noun

maths one of a set of fractions into which a more complicated fraction can be resolved

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