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partial derivative
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noun
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Mathematics
1.
the derivative of a function with respect to one of its variables with all other variables held constant.
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partial derivative
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1970-1975
1970-75
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partial derivative
noun
1.
the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to one of the variables, the other or others being considered constant. Written ∂f/∂
x
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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partial derivative
(pär'shəl)
The derivative with respect to a single variable of a function of two or more variables, regarding other variables as constants.
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Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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