noun an·ti·dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion \¦an-ˌtī-ˌdi-fə-ˌren(t)-shē-¦ā-shən, ¦an-tē-\

Definition of antidifferentiation


  1. :  integration 3 Antidifferentiation is just differentiation backwards. The derivative of sin x is cos x, so the antiderivative of cos x is sin x; the derivative of x3 is 3x2, so the antiderivative of 3x2 is x3—you just go backwards. There's a bit more to it, but that's the basic idea. — Mark Ryan, Calculus For Dummies, 2003

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Origin and Etymology of antidifferentiation

1anti- + differentiation

First Known Use: 1899

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to cast off or become cast off

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