Origin of derivative
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It is an attribute of judgments and derivatively of propositions.
It was a symbol of the sun, and, derivatively, of fecundity.The Grotesque in Church Art
T. Tindall Wildridge
The course of a ray of light is only derivatively connected with perception.The Concept of Nature
Alfred North Whitehead
From the same source proceeded all the Hellenes, derivatively so called, and the Myrmidons.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
Derivatively, by his Spirit, imprinted perfectly in the Holy Scriptures.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)
- Also called: differential coefficient, first derivativethe change of a function, f(x), with respect to an infinitesimally small change in the independent variable, x; the limit of [f(a + Δ x)–f(a)] / Δ x, at x = a, as the increment, Δ x, tends to 0. Symbols: df(x)/d x, f′(x), Df(x)the derivative of x n is nx n–1
- the rate of change of one quantity with respect to anothervelocity is the derivative of distance with respect to time
early 15c. (adj.); mid-15c. (n.), from Middle French dérivatif (15c.), from Late Latin derivat-, past participle stem of Latin derivare (see derive). Mathematical sense is from 1670s.