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firstderivative
first derivative
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noun
Mathematics
.
the derivative of a function:
Velocity is the first derivative of distance with respect to time.
Compare
second derivative
.
Origin:
1825–35
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first derivative
noun
the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx [syn:
derived function
]
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
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