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power series

noun Mathematics.
  1. an infinite series in which the terms are coefficients times successive powers of a given variable, or times products of powers of two or more variables.
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Origin of power series

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • Thus we may make the power-series commence with 1, if we make the index-series commence with 0.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5


British Dictionary definitions for power series

power series

  1. a mathematical series whose terms contain ascending positive integral powers of a variable, such as a 0 + a 1 x + a 2 x ² +…
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power series in Science

power series

  1. A sum of successively higher integral powers of a variable or combination of variables, each multiplied by a constant coefficient.
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