# Symbols:Abbreviations/P/PDE

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## Abbreviation: PDE (Partial Differential Equation)

A **partial differential equation** (abbreviated **P.D.E.** or **PDE**) is a **differential equation** which has:

- one dependent variable
- more than one independent variable.

The derivatives occurring in it are therefore partial.

## Sources

- 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**PDE**