# partial derivative

partial derivativeMath. the result of differentiating a function of more than one variable with respect to a particular variable, with the other variables kept constant: the notation ?f/?x means the partial derivative of the function f with respect to x

## partial derivative

noun

The derivative with respect to a single variable of a function of two or more variables, regarding other variables as constants.

## partial-derivative

Noun

(*plural* partial derivatives)