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trapezium rule

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Definition of trapezium rule in English:

noun

Mathematics
A method of estimating the area under a curve by dividing it into a series of strips, each of which is approximately a trapezium.
Example sentences
  • The trapezium rule provides an alternative means of estimating the area under a curve.
  • We know that the area under a curve is given by integration, so the trapezium rule gives a method of estimating integrals.
  • This is probably the closest result I could get when using straight-line formulae such as trapezium rules to calculate the area under a curve.

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