partial differential

noun Mathematics.

an expression obtained from a given function of several variables by taking the partial derivative with respect to one of the variables and multiplying by the increment in that variable.

Nearby words

  1. partial,
  2. partial agglutinin,
  3. partial antigen,
  4. partial denture,
  5. partial derivative,
  6. partial differential equation,
  7. partial differentiation,
  8. partial eclipse,
  9. partial fraction,
  10. partial ophthalmoplegia

Origin of partial differential

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019