partial derivative

  • 1partial derivative — n. Math. the result of differentiating a function of more than one variable with respect to a particular variable, with the other variables kept constant: the notation ∂f/∂x means the partial derivative of the function f with respect to x …

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  • 2Partial derivative — In mathematics, a partial derivative of a function of several variables is its derivative with respect to one of those variables with the others held constant (as opposed to the total derivative, in which all variables are allowed to vary).… …

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  • 3partial derivative — Math. the derivative of a function with respect to one of its variables with all other variables held constant. [1970 75] * * * In differential calculus, the derivative of a function of several variables with respect to change in just one of its… …

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  • 4partial derivative — noun the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant • Syn: ↑partial • Hypernyms: ↑derived function, ↑derivative, ↑differential coefficient,… …

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  • 5partial derivative — noun a derivative with respect to one variable of a function of several variables See Also: partial differential equation …

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  • 6partial derivative — noun Date: 1889 the derivative of a function of several variables with respect to one of them and with the remaining variables treated as constants …

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  • 7partial derivative — noun Mathematics a derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to one variable, the other(s) being treated as constant …

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  • 8partial derivative — par′tial deriv′ative n. Math. math. the derivative of a function with respect to one of its variables with all other variables held constant …

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  • 9partial derivative — /paʃəl dəˈrɪvətɪv/ (say pahshuhl duh rivuhtiv) noun Mathematics a derivative of a function of several variables with respect to one of the variables, the other variables being regarded as constant …

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  • 10Second partial derivative test — In mathematics, the second partial derivatives test is a method in multivariable calculus used to determine if a critical point ( x , y ) is a minimum, maximum or saddle point.Suppose that :M = f {xx}(a,b)f {yy}(a,b) left( f {xy}(a,b) ight)^2 or… …

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  • 11Derivative (generalizations) — Derivative is a fundamental construction of differential calculus and admits many possible generalizations within the fields of mathematical analysis, combinatorics, algebra, and geometry. Derivatives in analysis In real, complex, and functional… …

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  • 12Partial — may refer to:*partial derivative, in mathematics *partial function, in mathematics *partial algorithm, in computer science *part score, in contract bridge *partial wave, in acoustics …

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  • 13Derivative — This article is an overview of the term as used in calculus. For a less technical overview of the subject, see Differential calculus. For other uses, see Derivative (disambiguation) …

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  • 14partial differential equation — Math. a differential equation containing partial derivatives. Cf. ordinary differential equation. [1885 90] * * * In mathematics, an equation that contains partial derivatives, expressing a process of change that depends on more than one… …

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  • 15Partial molar property — A partial molar property is a thermodynamic quantity which indicates how an extensive property of a solution or mixture varies with changes in the molar composition of the mixture at constant temperature and pressure, or for constant values of… …

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  • 16partial — 1. adjective a) Existing as a part or portion; incomplete. So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident. b) Describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates. Its easy to prove partial correctness, but… …

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  • 17partial differential equation — noun Date: 1845 a differential equation containing at least one partial derivative …

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  • 18partial differentiation — noun Date: circa 1890 the process of finding a partial derivative …

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  • 19partial differential — Math. an expression obtained from a given function of several variables by taking the partial derivative with respect to one of the variables and multiplying by the increment in that variable. [1810 20] * * * …

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  • 20partial differential — par′tial differen′tial n. Math. math. an expression obtained from a given function of several variables by taking the partial derivative with respect to one of the variables and multiplying by the increment in that variable • Etymology: 1810–20 …

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