Laplacian

noun

La·​plac·​ian
ləˈpläsēən,
-las-;
-lāshən
variants or Laplacian operator
plural -s
: the differential operator ∇2 that yields the left member of Laplace's equation

Word History

Etymology

Pierre Simon de Laplace †1827 + English -ian

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“Laplacian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laplacian. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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