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ordinary differential equation

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1.
Mathematics. an equation containing derivatives but not partial derivatives.
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  • An ordinary differential equation involves only one independent variable, a partial differential equation involves more than one.

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(ODE) A differential equation that contains functions of only one independent variable, in contrast to a partial differential equation (PDE).
(2009-03-11)

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