one of the fractions into which a given fraction can be resolved, the sum of such simpler fractions being equal to the given fraction:
Partial fractions of 5/(x2−x) are 5/(x−1) and −5/x.
(maths) one of a set of fractions into which a more complicated fraction can be resolved
- Partial function
A function which is not defined for all arguments of its input type. E.g. f(x) = 1/x if x /= 0. The opposite of a total function. In denotational semantics, a partial function f : D -> C may be represented as a total function ft : D’ -> lift(C) where D’ is a superset […]
[pahr-shuh-lahyz] /ˈpɑr ʃəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), partialized, partializing. 1. to bias.
[pahr-shee-al-i-tee, pahr-shal-] /ˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, pɑrˈʃæl-/ noun, plural partialities. 1. the state or character of being . 2. a favorable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own children. 3. a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually followed by to or for): a partiality for country living. /ˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. […]
/ˈpærɪtʃ; ˈpɑːr-/ noun 1. a Scot word for porridge