# partial differential

partial differential
par′tial differen′tial
n. Math.
math. 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
Etymology: 1810–20

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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