partial fraction


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

Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of partial fraction was in 1801

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“Partial fraction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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