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boundary condition

noun, Mathematics
1.
a stated restriction, usually in the form of an equation, that limits the possible solutions to a differential equation.
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boundary condition
  (boun'də-rē)   
Mathematics
The set of conditions specified for the behavior of the solution to a set of differential equations at the boundary of its domain. Boundary conditions are important in determining the mathematical solutions to many physical problems.
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