power series


: an infinite series whose terms are successive integral powers of a variable multiplied by constants

Examples of power series in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power series was in 1884

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“Power series.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20series. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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