Laplacian

noun
La·​plac·​ian | \ ləˈpläsēən, -las-; -lāshən \
variants: or Laplacian operator
plural -s

Definition of Laplacian

: the differential operator ∇2 that yields the left member of Laplace's equation

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History and Etymology for Laplacian

Pierre Simon de Laplace †1827 + English -ian

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“Laplacian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laplacian. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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