maclaurin's series

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Maclaurin's series (məˈklɔːrɪnz)
maths Also called: Maclaurin series an infinite sum giving the value of a function f(x) in terms of the derivatives of the function evaluated at zero: f(x) = f(0) + (f′(0)x)/1! + (f″(0)x²)/2! + …
[C18: named after Colin Maclaurin (1698--1746), British mathematician who formulated it]

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