partial differential equation

noun

Definition of partial differential equation

: a differential equation containing at least one partial derivative

First Known Use of partial differential equation

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Partial differential equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partial%20differential%20equation. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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