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# partial differential

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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.

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## Origin of partial differential

First recorded in 1810–20

## Words nearby partial differential

par-three, parti, partial, partial-birth abortion, partial derivative, partial differential, partial differential equation, partial differentiation, partial eclipse, partial fraction, partiality

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