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differential coefficient


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See derivative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the limit of the ratio of the increment of a function of a variable to the increment of the variable itself, when these increments are made indefinitely small.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx


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