del

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[ del ]
/ dɛl /

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

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[ del ]
/ dɛl /

noun Mathematics.

a differential operator. Symbol: ∇

Origin of del

2
First recorded in 1900–05; short form of delta

Definition for del (3 of 4)

del.

delegate; delegation.
delete; deletion.

Definition for del (4 of 4)

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British Dictionary definitions for del (1 of 3)

del
/ (dɛl) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for del (2 of 3)

del.

abbreviation for

delegate

British Dictionary definitions for del (3 of 3)

Del.

abbreviation for

Delaware
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