differential equation(redirected from Diff eq'n)
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An equation that expresses a relationship between functions and their derivatives.
(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
an equation involving differentials or derivatives.
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|Noun||1.||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
wave equation - a differential equation that describes the passage of harmonic waves through a medium