implicit differentiation

noun

Definition of implicit differentiation

: the process of finding the derivative of a dependent variable in an implicit function by differentiating each term separately, by expressing the derivative of the dependent variable as a symbol, and by solving the resulting expression for the symbol

First Known Use of implicit differentiation

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of implicit differentiation was circa 1889

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“Implicit differentiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/implicit%20differentiation. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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