partial derivative

noun

Definition of partial derivative

: the derivative of a function of several variables with respect to one of them and with the remaining variables treated as constants

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Recent Examples on the Web This is defined as the partial derivative of the option price with respect to the stock price. William Baldwin, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of partial derivative

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of partial derivative was in 1889

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“Partial derivative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partial%20derivative. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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