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integrating factor

noun, Mathematics
1.
a factor that upon multiplying a differential equation with the right-hand side equal to zero makes the equation integrable, usually by making the resulting expression an exact differential of some function.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • In this situation, code limitations were mitigated by the use of tests, which could serve as the final integrating factor.
  • In this situation, code limitations were obviated by the use of tests, which could serve as the final integrating factor.

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