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# derivative of a function

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• derivative of a function — the limit if it exists of the quotient of an increment of a dependent variable to the corresponding increment of an associated independent variable as the latter increment tends to zero without being zero …   Useful english dictionary

• Derivative (generalizations) — Derivative is a fundamental construction of differential calculus and admits many possible generalizations within the fields of mathematical analysis, combinatorics, algebra, and geometry. Derivatives in analysis In real, complex, and functional… …   Wikipedia

• Derivative — This article is an overview of the term as used in calculus. For a less technical overview of the subject, see Differential calculus. For other uses, see Derivative (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

• derivative — derivatively, adv. derivativeness, n. /di riv euh tiv/, adj. 1. derived. 2. not original; secondary. n. 3. something derived. 4. Also called derived form. Gram. a form that has undergone derivation from anoth …   Universalium

• Derivative (disambiguation) — Derivative, in calculus, is a measurement of how a function changes when the values of its inputs change. Derivative may also refer to: Derivative (finance), a contract whose value is derived from that of other quantities Derivative (chemistry),… …   Wikipedia

• Derivative — De*riv a*tive, n. 1. That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• derivative — [də riv′ə tiv] adj. [ME derivatif < LL derivativus < L derivatus, pp. of derivare: see DERIVE] 1. derived 2. using or taken from other sources; not original 3. of derivation n. 1. something derived 2 …   English World dictionary

• derivative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) chiefly derogatory imitative of the work of another artist, writer, etc. 2) (of a financial product) having a value deriving from an underlying variable asset. ► NOUN 1) something which is derived from another source. 2) a… …   English terms dictionary

• Derivative work — L.H.O.O.Q. (1919). Derivative work by Marcel Duchamp based on the Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) by Leonardo da Vinci. Also known as The Mona Lisa With a Moustache. Often used by law professors to illustrate legal concept of derivative work. In United… …   Wikipedia

• Derivative of a constant — In calculus, the derivative of a constant function is zero (A constant function is one that does not depend on the independent variable, such as f(x) = 7). The rule can be justified in various ways. The derivative is the slope of the tangent to… …   Wikipedia

• Derivative (finance) — Financial markets Public market Exchange Securities Bond market Fixed income Corporate bond Government bond Municipal bond …   Wikipedia