# differential operator

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Related to Derivative operator: Integral operator, Linear differential operator

## differential operator

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(Mathematics) any operator involving differentiation, such as the mathematical operator del ∇, used in vector analysis, where ∇ =

*∂/∂***i***x*+*∂/∂***j***y*+*∂/∂***k***z*,*,***i***, and***j***being unit vectors and ∂/∂***k***x*, ∂/∂*y*, and ∂/∂*z*the partial derivatives of a function in*x*,*y*, and*z*Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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