differentiator

[dif-uh-ren-shee-ey-ter]
noun
  1. a person or thing that differentiates.
  2. Computers. an electronic device whose output signal is proportional to the derivative of its input signal.
  3. Electricity, Electronics. a transducer or circuit (differentiator circuit) whose output is proportional to the rate of change of the input signal.

Origin of differentiator

First recorded in 1885–90; differentiate + -or2
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