improper integral

noun

Definition of improper integral

: a definite integral whose region of integration is unbounded or includes a point at which the integrand is undefined or tends to infinity

First Known Use of improper integral

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Improper integral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/improper%20integral. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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