implicit differentiation

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 21 Jun. 2024.

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