Definition of partial derivative in English:

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partial derivative


A derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to one variable, the other(s) being treated as constant.
Example sentences
  • In this section, we explain the Hadamard transform and prove a number of technical lemmas expressing the partial derivatives of the likelihood function.
  • But the concept of variation in this case is just that of a derivative, or more precisely, that of a partial derivative, with respect to each population's probability of extinction.
  • Cursory examination of run times also supports the importance of computing partial derivatives analytically rather than numerically.

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Syllabification: par·tial de·riv·a·tive

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