Definition of differential coefficient in US English:

differential coefficient


  • another term for derivative
    • ‘He claimed that one of them once queried a derivation that involved a differential coefficient, wondering why the d's were not cancelled in the numerator and denominator.’
    • ‘Here, a large differential coefficient suggests photobleaching with inefficient oxygen consumption.’
    • ‘He then used differential coefficients instead of differentials and the author shows how he progressed from a calculus of variations to a calculus of several variables.’