Vanishing fraction
Vanishing Van"ish*ing, a. & n. from {Vanish}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Vanishing fraction} (Math.), a fraction which reduces to the form 0/0 for a particular value of the variable which enters it, usually in consequence of the existence of a common factor in both terms of the fraction, which factor becomes 0 for this particular value of the variable. --Math. Dict.

{Vanishing line} (Persp.), the intersection of the parallel of any original plane and picture; one of the lines converging to the vanishing point.

{Vanishing point} (Persp.), the point to which all parallel lines in the same plane tend in the representation. --Gwilt.

{Vanishing stress} (Phon.), stress of voice upon the closing portion of a syllable. --Rush. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vanishing — Van ish*ing, a. & n. from {Vanish}, v. [1913 Webster] {Vanishing fraction} (Math.), a fraction which reduces to the form 0/0 for a particular value of the variable which enters it, usually in consequence of the existence of a common factor in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vanishing line — Vanishing Van ish*ing, a. & n. from {Vanish}, v. [1913 Webster] {Vanishing fraction} (Math.), a fraction which reduces to the form 0/0 for a particular value of the variable which enters it, usually in consequence of the existence of a common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vanishing point — Vanishing Van ish*ing, a. & n. from {Vanish}, v. [1913 Webster] {Vanishing fraction} (Math.), a fraction which reduces to the form 0/0 for a particular value of the variable which enters it, usually in consequence of the existence of a common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vanishing stress — Vanishing Van ish*ing, a. & n. from {Vanish}, v. [1913 Webster] {Vanishing fraction} (Math.), a fraction which reduces to the form 0/0 for a particular value of the variable which enters it, usually in consequence of the existence of a common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egyptian fraction — An Egyptian fraction is the sum of distinct unit fractions, such as frac{1}{2}+ frac{1}{3}+ frac{1}{16}. That is, each fraction in the expression has a numerator equal to 1 and a denominator that is a positive integer, and all the denominators… …   Wikipedia

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • Cosmic microwave background radiation — CMB and Cosmic background radiation redirect here. For other uses see CMB (disambiguation) and Cosmic background (disambiguation). Physical cosmology …   Wikipedia

  • List of important publications in mathematics — One of the oldest surviving fragments of Euclid s Elements, found at Oxyrhynchus and dated to circa AD 100. The diagram accompanies Book II, Proposition 5.[1] This is a list of important publications in mathematics, organized by field. Some… …   Wikipedia

  • Number — For other uses, see Numbers (disambiguation). A number is a mathematical object used to count and measure. In mathematics, the definition of number has been extended over the years to include such numbers as zero, negative numbers, rational… …   Wikipedia

  • Black body — As the temperature decreases, the peak of the blackbody radiation curve moves to lower intensities and longer wavelengths. The blackbody radiation graph is also compared with the classical model of Rayleigh and Jeans …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”