Infinitesimal calculus
Infinitesimal In`fin*i*tes"i*mal, a. [Cf. F. infinit['e]simal, fr. infinit['e]sime infinitely small, fr. L. infinitus. See {Infinite}, a.] Infinitely or indefinitely small; less than any assignable quantity or value; very small. [1913 Webster]

{Infinitesimal calculus}, the different and the integral calculus, when developed according to the method used by Leibnitz, who regarded the increments given to variables as infinitesimal. [1913 Webster]


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