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par'tial frac'tions



Algebra.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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