Origin of derivative
Examples from the Web for derivatively
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.
It is only derivatively in time by reason of its having the relation to events which I term ‘situation.’
Things are said to be named 'derivatively', which derive their name from some other name, but differ from it in termination.The Categories|Aristotle
British Dictionary definitions for derivatively
- Also called: differential coefficient, first derivative the 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