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precalculus

[pree-kal-kyuh-luh s] /priˈkæl kyə ləs/ Mathematics
adjective
1.
pertaining to the mathematical prerequisites for the study of calculus, as algebra, analytical geometry, and trigonometry.
noun
2.
the course of study leading to calculus.
Origin of precalculus
1960-1965
1960-65; pre- + calculus
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  • Hopefully, your school offers something easier than precalculus by senior year.
  • We are studying exponential growth and decay models in a precalculus course.
  • My students are studying exponential equations in a precalculus course.

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