indefinite integral

noun Mathematics.
a representation, usually in symbolic form, of any function whose derivative is a given function.
Also called antiderivative.


Origin:
1875–80

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indefinite integral
 
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 a.  any function whose derivative is the given function, as x², x² + 3, x²--5, etc of 2x
 b.  the schema representing all such functions, here x² + k
 c.  the symbolic representation of this as a function of the given function, written ʃf(x)dx where f(x) is the given function
 d.  the symbol ʃ

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indefinite integral   (ĭn-děf'ə-nĭt)  Pronunciation Key 
A function whose derivative is a given function.
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Size of vectors used in computing the indefinite integral of the breakpoint density when finding optimum tables.
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