partial product


: a product obtained by multiplying a multiplicand by one digit of a multiplier having more than one digit

Examples of partial product in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The light solidifies the resin, and the partial product is pulled upwards one notch to repeat the process for the next layer below. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, 17 Mar. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of partial product was circa 1823

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“Partial product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

partial product

: a product of the multiplicand and one digit of a two or more digit multiplier
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