Definition of partial fraction in US English:

partial fraction


  • Each of two or more fractions into which a more complex fraction can be decomposed as a sum.

    • ‘Fig.7 shows the time dependence of the partial fraction of the native contacts, Q ’, obtained by averaging over 100 nonequilibrium runs for PrP. Q’ is computed by considering 40 native contacts with the highest SRSH values.’
    • ‘I myself noticed Swami's method of partial fractions used in integral calculus was that originally developed in Europe in the 1800s.’