first derivative

first de·riv·a·tive
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furst dih-riv-uh-tiv]
    • /fɜrst dɪˈrɪv ə tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furst dih-riv-uh-tiv]
    • /fɜrst dɪˈrɪv ə tɪv/

Definitions of first derivative words

  • noun first derivative the derivative of a function: Velocity is the first derivative of distance with respect to time. 1
  • noun first derivative the change of a function, f( x), with respect to an infinitesimally small change in the independent variable, x; the limit of [f( a + Δ x)–f( a)] /Δ x, at x = a, as the increment, Δ x, tends to 0. Symbols: df( x)/d x, f′( x), Df( x) 0

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Origin of first derivative

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35

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first derivative popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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