differentiator circuit

differentiator

[dif-uh-ren-shee-ey-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that differentiates.
2.
Computers. an electronic device whose output signal is proportional to the derivative of its input signal.
3.
Electricity, Electronics. a transducer or circuit (differentiator circuit) whose output is proportional to the rate of change of the input signal.

Origin:
1885–90; differentiate + -or2

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differentiator

noun
a person who (or that which) differentiates 
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