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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

Words nearby partial fraction partial derivative ,

partial differential ,

partial differential equation ,

partial differentiation ,

partial eclipse ,

partial fraction ,

partiality ,

partialize ,

partially ,

partially dominant ,

partially ordered set

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How to use partial fraction in a sentence The judges who handle arraignments at criminal court in all five boroughs have a small fraction of their usual caseloads.

Despite the financial remedy, partial repeal of the screen quota has imperiled the domestic market.

Twitter mentions: 20,000, but still a tiny fraction of what was to come.

Or perhaps Understanding, Partial Ignorance, and Total Ignorance.

A better taxonomy would break us up by words like Acceptance, Partial Denial, and Total Denial.

The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.

Granular and fatty casts, therefore, always indicate partial or complete disintegration of the renal epithelium.

We can thus disregard the first 16 and consider only the last two figures which constitute the fraction of a century.

The 'whole' of him that now dealt with Lettice was far above all minor and partial means of knowing.

"I've got one-fraction of an inch play, at any rate," said the garboard-strake, triumphantly.

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British Dictionary definitions for partial fraction

noun

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

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