# differential calculus

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## differential calculus

n.
1. The mathematics of the variation of a function with respect to changes in independent variables.
2. The study of slopes of curves, accelerations, maxima, and minima by means of derivatives and differentials.

## differential calculus

n
(Mathematics) the branch of calculus concerned with the study, evaluation, and use of derivatives and differentials. Compare integral calculus

## dif′feren′tial cal′culus

n.
the branch of mathematics that deals with differentials and derivatives.
[1700–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 differential calculus - 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 differentialmethod of fluxionsmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementinfinitesimal calculus, calculus - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
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