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Newton's method

noun, Mathematics
a process for approximating the roots of an equation by replacing the curve representing the equation by its tangent and finding the intersection of the tangent with the x-axis and iterating this process.
Origin of Newton's method
after I. Newton Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Newton's method in Technology

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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