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implicit differentiation

noun, Mathematics
1.
a method of finding the derivative of an implicit function by taking the derivative of each term with respect to the independent variable while keeping the derivative of the dependent variable with respect to the independent variable in symbolic form and then solving for that derivative.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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