power series

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In his later work, Newton’s power series gave him a Swiss Army knife for calculus. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 31 Aug. 2022

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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 4 Dec. 2022.

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