# separation of variables

### noun Mathematics.

a grouping of the terms of an ordinary differential equation so that associated with each differential is a factor consisting entirely of functions of the independent variable appearing in the differential.

a process of finding a particular solution of a partial differential equation in the form of a product of factors that each involve only one of the variables.

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