differential coefficient

Definitions of differential coefficient
  1. noun
    the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
    synonyms: derivative, derived function, differential, first derivative
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    the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve
    partial, partial derivative
    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
    type of:
    calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning
    problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
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