**Differential calculus** — Calculus Cal cu*lus, n.; pl. {Calculi}. [L, calculus. See {Calculate}, and {Calcule}.] 1. (Med.) Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Differential calculus** — differential dif fer*en tial, a. [Cf. F. diff[ e]rentiel.] 1. Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate. [1913 Webster] For… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**differential calculus** — ► NOUN Mathematics ▪ the part of calculus concerned with the derivatives of functions … English terms dictionary

**differential calculus** — n. Math. the branch of mathematics dealing with derivatives and their applications: cf. INTEGRAL CALCULUS … English World dictionary

**differential calculus** — n [U] a way of measuring the speed at which an object is moving at a particular moment … Dictionary of contemporary English

**Differential calculus** — The graph of a function, drawn in black, and a tangent line to that function, drawn in red. The slope of the tangent line equals the derivative of the function at the marked point. Topics in Calculus … Wikipedia

**Differential (calculus)** — In mathematics, and more specifically, in differential calculus, the term differential has several interrelated meanings.Basic notions* In traditional approaches to calculus, the differential (e.g. dx, dy, dt, etc...) of a function represents an… … Wikipedia

**differential calculus** — noun the part of calculus that deals with the variation of a function with respect to changes in the independent variable (or variables) by means of the concepts of derivative and differential • Syn: ↑method of fluxions • Topics: ↑mathematics,… … Useful english dictionary

**differential calculus** — noun The calculus that deals with instantaneous rates of change. See Also: differential, differential equation, differentiate … Wiktionary

**differential calculus** — noun Mathematics the part of calculus concerned with the derivatives of functions … English new terms dictionary

**differential calculus** — noun Date: 1702 a branch of mathematics concerned chiefly with the study of the rate of change of functions with respect to their variables especially through the use of derivatives and differentials … New Collegiate Dictionary