principal part


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principal part

[′prin·sə·pəl ′pärt]
(mathematics)
The principal part of an analytic function ƒ (z) defined in an annulus about a point z0 is the sum of terms in its Laurent expansion about z0 with negative powers of (z-z0).
A principal part of a triangle is one of its sides or one of its interior angles.
References in classic literature ?
In this country, if the principal part be not drawn from commerce, it must fall with oppressive weight upon land.
These are the principal parts and most worthy of notice in Hippodamus's plan.
He was to be the means of bringing together again these two people who had played the principal parts in Lovell's drama--his new employer and the woman who had ruined his life.
And when I came it was the same: everything was neglected but French, German, music, singing, dancing, fancy-work, and a little drawing--such drawing as might produce the greatest show with the smallest labour, and the principal parts of which were generally done by me.
Over the next 2-3 years he played a principal part in recruiting 400+ people to form an end-to-end technology capability from India.
According to a recent survey of urban activity time distribution by Huawei X Labs, a principal part of social and economic activities take place in enclosed areas.
This exit--break out--breakthrough--into the field of "one's own", too, comes into the focus of the analysis (in terms of the book's content, its principal part is devoted to the theme of "one's own").
I consider that as the principal part of my professional abilities.
Alexander Dobson sang the principal part of the slave, Hennas.
A very rare opportunity has arisen to purchase the principal part of the historical Kirklees Hall.
Rachel, looking forward to her first principal part, says: "Everyone is really excited to be performing at Northern Stage.