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derivative meaning

EN[dɪˈɹɪvətɪv]
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WDerivative
  • The derivative of a function of a real variable measures the sensitivity to change of a quantity (a function value or dependent variable) which is determined by another quantity (the independent variable).
  • The derivative of a function of a single variable at a chosen input value is the slope of the tangent line to the graph of the function at that point. This means that it describes the best linear approximation of the function near that input value.
  • Derivatives may be generalized to functions of several real variables.
FR dérivative
derivative
derivative
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      2. en derivatively
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      Grammatically, this word "derivative" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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