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  1. del(n.)

    a differential operator which, operating on a function of several variables, gives the sum of the partial derivatives of the function with respect to the three orthogonal spatial coordinates; -- also called the gradient or grad. It is represented by an inverted Greek capital delta (


  1. Del(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Derek.

  2. Origin: Shortening

Webster Dictionary

  1. Del(noun)

    share; portion; part

  2. Origin: [See Deal, n.]


  1. Del

    Del, or Nabla, is an operator used in mathematics, in particular, in vector calculus, as a vector differential operator, usually represented by the nabla symbol ∇. When applied to a function defined on a one-dimensional domain, it denotes its standard derivative as defined in calculus. When applied to a field, del may denote the gradient of a scalar field, the divergence of a vector field, or the curl of a vector field, depending on the way it is applied. Strictly speaking, del is not a specific operator, but rather a convenient mathematical notation for those three operators, that makes many equations easier to write and remember. The del symbol can be interpreted as a vector of partial derivative operators, and its three possible meanings—gradient, divergence, and curl—can be formally viewed as the product of scalars, dot product, and cross product, respectively, of the del "operator" with the field. These formal products do not necessarily commute with other operators or products.

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  2. DEL

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Anagrams for del »

  1. eld, LDE, led, LED


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of del in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of del in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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