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partial fraction

noun

, Algebra.
  1. 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.



partial fraction

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of partial fraction1

First recorded in 1810–20

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