Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of deal.
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin delineavit, (he) drew it, placed after an artist's name on a picture.
  • noun A simplified spelling of dell.
  • noun An abbreviation of Delaware;
  • noun [lowercase] of delegate.
  • noun Same as angiliwood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Share; portion; part.
  • noun (Math.) a differential operator which, operating on a function of several variables, gives the sum of the partial derivatives of the function with respect to the three orthogonal spatial coordinates; -- also called the gradient or grad. It is represented by an inverted Greek capital delta (∇), and is thus because of its shape also called nabla, meaning harp in Hebrew.

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  • noun obsolete a part, portion
  • noun The symbol ∇ used to denote the gradient operator.
  • abbreviation delegate
  • abbreviation delegation
  • abbreviation delete
  • abbreviation delineavit

Etymologies

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See deal

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From delta, the symbol being an inverted delta

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