# First derivative synonyms

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(Calculus) Of a function, another function, the value of which for any value of the independent variable is the instantaneous rate of change of the given function at that value of the independent variable.

In calculus, the slope of the tangent line to a curve at a particular point on the curve. Since a curve represents a function, its derivative can also be thought of as the rate of change of the corresponding function at the given point. Derivatives are computed using differentiation.

(Mathematics) An infinitesimal increment in a variable.

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**first derivative**. In this page you can discover 4 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for**first derivative**, like: derived-function, derivative, differential coefficient and differential.