Definition of trapezium rule in English:

trapezium rule

Line breaks: tra¦pez|ium rule

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.
    More 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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