dominating integral

dominating integral

[′däm·ə‚nad·iŋ ′in·tə·grəl]
(mathematics)
An improper integral whose nonnegative, nonincreasing integrand function has the property that its value for all sufficiently large positive integers n is no smaller than the n th term of a given series of positive terms; used in the integral test for convergence.
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