Stirling's formula
noun Etymology: James Stirling died 1770 Scottish mathematician Date: 1908 a formula √2πn] nn e-n that approximates the value of the factorial of a very large number n

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  • stirling's formula — noun Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: after James Stirling died 1770 Scottish mathematician : a formula giving the approximate value of the factorial of any very large number * * * /sterr lingz/, Math. a relation that approximates the… …   Useful english dictionary

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