# first derivative

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Noun | 1. | first derivative - the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dxcurvature - the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve partial, partial derivative - the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant |

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