partial fraction

noun

Definition of partial fraction 

: one of the simpler fractions into the sum of which the quotient of two polynomials may be decomposed

First Known Use of partial fraction

1801, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about partial fraction

Share partial fraction

Statistics for partial fraction

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for partial fraction

The first known use of partial fraction was in 1801

See more words from the same year

Comments on partial fraction

What made you want to look up partial fraction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!