# 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.

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Noun | 1. | differential equation - an equation containing differentials of a functionequation - 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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