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Here is how I would do it: expr = 1/((x + a + b) (c + d)); Limit[ ϵ expr /. Thread[# -> ϵ #] &@Select[Variables[expr], # =!= x &], ϵ -> 0 ] (* ==> 1/(c x + d x) *) I replaced all variables except x by ϵ times themselves and took the limit of ϵ times the original expression as ϵ goes to zero. This will leave only terms linear in the ...
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