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

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“Partial fraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partial%20fraction. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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