del

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[del]
  1. (in names of Spanish derivation) a contraction of de and the article el: Estanislao del Campo.
  2. (in names of Italian derivation) a contraction of di and the article il: Giovanni del Monte.

del

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[del]
noun Mathematics.
  1. a differential operator. Symbol: ∇

Origin of del

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First recorded in 1900–05; short form of delta

del.

  1. delegate; delegation.
  2. delete; deletion.
  3. delineavit.

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del

noun
  1. maths the differential operator i (∂/∂ x) + j (∂/∂ y) + k (∂/∂ z), where i, j, and k are unit vectors in the x, y, and z directionsSymbol: Also called: nabla

del.

abbreviation for
  1. delegate

Del.

abbreviation for
  1. Delaware
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