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chain rule

noun, Mathematics
the theorem that defines the method for taking the derivative of a composite function.
Origin of chain rule
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for chain rule

chain rule

(maths) a theorem that may be used in the differentiation of the function of a function. It states that du/dx = (du/dy)(dy/dx), where y is a function of x and u a function of y
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