**Partial differential** — Differential Dif fer*en tial, n. 1. (Math.) An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity. [1913 Webster] Note: According to the more modern writers upon the differential and integral calculus, if two or… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Partial differential coefficients** — partial par tial (p[aum]r shal), a. [F., fr. LL. partials, fr. L. pars, gen. partis, a part; cf. (for sense 1) F. partiel. See {Part}, n.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Partial differential equation** — A visualisation of a solution to the heat equation on a two dimensional plane In mathematics, partial differential equations (PDE) are a type of differential equation, i.e., a relation involving an unknown function (or functions) of several… … Wikipedia

**partial differential equation** — Math. a differential equation containing partial derivatives. Cf. ordinary differential equation. [1885 90] * * * In mathematics, an equation that contains partial derivatives, expressing a process of change that depends on more than one… … Universalium

**partial differential** — Math. an expression obtained from a given function of several variables by taking the partial derivative with respect to one of the variables and multiplying by the increment in that variable. [1810 20] * * * … Universalium

**partial differential** — Math. an expression obtained from a given function of several variables by taking the partial derivative with respect to one of the variables and multiplying by the increment in that variable. [1810 20] … Useful english dictionary

**partial differential equation** — noun Date: 1845 a differential equation containing at least one partial derivative … New Collegiate Dictionary

**partial differential equation** — noun a differential equation that involves the partial derivatives of a function of several variables … Wiktionary

**partial differential equation** — noun a differential equation involving a functions of more than one variable • Hypernyms: ↑differential equation … Useful english dictionary

**partial differential equation** — noun Mathematics an equation containing one or more partial derivatives … English new terms dictionary