Definition of partial derivative in English:

partial derivative

Line breaks: par|tial de¦riva|tive

noun

Mathematics
  • A derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to one variable, the other(s) being treated as constant.
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    • 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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