partial fraction
noun Date: 1816 one of the simpler fractions into the sum of which the quotient of two polynomials may be decomposed

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  • Partial fraction — Fraction Frac tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See {Break}.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Neither can the natural body of Christ be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partial fraction — n. any of a set of fractions which add up to a given fraction [a/2xy and a/xy are the partial fractions of 3a/2xy] * * * …   Universalium

  • partial fraction — n. any of a set of fractions which add up to a given fraction [a/2xy and a/xy are the partial fractions of 3a/2xy] …   English World dictionary

  • Partial fraction — In algebra, the partial fraction decomposition or partial fraction expansion is a procedure used to reduce the degree of either the numerator or the denominator of a rational function (also known as a rational algebraic fraction). In symbols, one …   Wikipedia

  • partial fraction — noun Any of several fractions to the sum of which a single fraction is equal …   Wiktionary

  • partial fraction — par′tial frac′tion n. math. one of the fractions into which a given fraction can be resolved • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • partial fraction — noun : one of the fractions into the sum of which a fraction may be decomposed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fraction — Frac tion, n. [F. fraction, L. fractio a breaking, fr. frangere, fractum, to break. See {Break}.] 1. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partial fractions in complex analysis — In complex analysis, a partial fraction expansion is a way of writing a meromorphic function f(z) as an infinite sum of rational functions and polynomials. When f(z) is a rational function, this reduces to the usual method of partial… …   Wikipedia

  • Partial fractions in integration — In integral calculus, the use of partial fractions is required to integrate the general rational function. Any rational function of a real variable can be written as the sum of a polynomial function and a finite number of partial fractions. Each… …   Wikipedia

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