Dictionary Terms that Begins with "D"

Discount
Category: Mathematics
The amount by which a price a decreased.

Distribute
Category: Mathematics
To multiply out all the parts of an expression.

Denominator
Category: Mathematics
The bottom number of a fraction.

Double
Category: Computer Science
A double is a variable type in computer programming that only holds decimals.

Difference
Category: Mathematics
The answer to a subtraction problem.

Distance
Category: Mathematics
Any measurement that doesn\'t matter where you started.

Displacement
Category: Mathematics
The distance from where you started.

Digital signature
Category: Computer Science
A method used to authenticate the sender of the message and to preserve the integrity of the data.

Data Structure
Category: Computer Science
A particular way of storing and organizing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently.

Decagon
Category: Mathematics
A shape with ten sides

Double
Category: Mathematics
To multiply a number by two.

Device Driver
Category: Computer Science
a small piece of software that tells the operating system and other software how to communicate with a piece of hardware.

Diameter
Category: Mathematics
A line segment between two points on the circle or sphere

Debugger
Category: Computer Science
A debugger is a computer program that is used to test and debug other programs

Direction
Category: Physics
Direction includes NORTH, WEST, EAST, and SOUTH.

Distance
Category: Physics
Distance is the length of how far something is WITHOUT telling what direction.(Similar to Displacement, but different). Usually measured in meters. (Distance = Speed x Time).

Displacement
Category: Physics
Displacement is the length of how far something is WITH telling you a direction.(Similar to Distance, but different). Usually measured in meters. (Distance = Speed x Time).

Dynamics
Category: Physics
The full study of motion.

Derivative (d/dx)
Category: Calculus
A more detailed description of how something actually works. Taking the derivative of a function is like watching an object under a microscope, in the sense that you can see much more detail from a different perspective, under that microscope. This different view is called a derivation. d stands for delta, which means \'change\', but \'d\' by itself has no meaning. d/dx must be looked at as a whole.

Differential Equation
Category: Differential Equations
A formula that you create that copies how something works, but in math language.