Definition of Lotka–Volterra in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌlɒtkəvɒlˈtɛrə/

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  • Relating to a mathematical model which uses coupled differential equations to describe and predict the variation of two interacting populations, especially a predator and a prey species.


1950s: from the names of Alfred J. Lotka (1880–1949), Austrian-born American statistician, and Vito Volterra (1860–1940), Italian mathematician.

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