Meaning of hypergeometric equation

hy'pergeomet'ric equa'tion

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  1. a differential equation of the form, (x−x) &hypergeomequa; + [(a+b+1)x−c] dy/dx + abx=0, where a, b, and c are arbitrary constants.
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