differential equation

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differential equation

n.
An equation that expresses a relationship between functions and their derivatives.

differential equation

n
(Mathematics) an equation containing differentials or derivatives of a function of one independent variable. A partial differential equation results from a function of more than one variable

differen′tial equa′tion


n.
an equation involving differentials or derivatives.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.differential equation - an equation containing differentials of a function
equation - a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
Maxwell's equations - four differential equations that summarize classical properties of electromagnetic fields
partial differential equation - a differential equation involving a functions of more than one variable
Schrodinger equation, Schrodinger wave equation - the fundamental equation of wave mechanics
wave equation - a differential equation that describes the passage of harmonic waves through a medium
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