derivative of a function

Definition of derivative of a function

: the limit if it exists of the quotient of an increment of a dependent variable to the corresponding increment of an associated independent variable as the latter increment tends to zero without being zero

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“Derivative of a function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/derivative%20of%20a%20function. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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