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for gradFrom The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
del \del\ n. (Math.)
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 ([nabla]), and
is thus because of its shape also called nabla, meaning
harp in Hebrew.
[PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
grad
n 1: one-hundredth of a right angle [syn: grad, grade]
2: a person who has received a degree from a school (high school
or college or university) [syn: alumnus, alumna, alum,
graduate, grad]
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