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Rolle's theorem

noun Mathematics.
  1. the theorem that a differentiable function having equal values at the endpoints of an interval has a derivative equal to zero at some point in the interval.
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Origin of Rolle's theorem

1890–95; named after Michel Rolle (died 1719), French mathematician
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