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differential equation Syllabification: dif·fer·en·tial e·qua·tion

Definition of differential equation in English:

noun

An equation involving derivatives of a function or functions.
Example sentences
  • Many of these mathematicians turned to other topics such as topology, differential equations, and functions of a complex variable.
  • He then wrote on algebraic functions, differential equations and complex analysis.
  • He summed series, and discovered addition theorems for trigonometric and hyperbolic functions using the differential equations they satisfy.

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