partial-fraction

partial fraction

noun Algebra.
one of the fractions into which a given fraction can be resolved, the sum of such simpler fractions being equal to the given fraction: Partial fractions of 5/(x2−x) are 5/(x−1) and −5/x.

Origin:
1810–20

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partial fraction
 
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maths one of a set of fractions into which a more complicated fraction can be resolved

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