When I'm "finding the derivative" can it be said that I am "differentiating the equation"?

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I’m am on a path of trying to learn calculus which I should have done long ago. I am making some progress. But I would like to know this....

I know what a derivative is. Is differentiation the process of finding a derivative? In other words, when I am finding the derivative can it be said that I am differentiating the equation?

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Summary:: Derivatives

I’m am on a path of trying to learn calculus which I should have done long ago. I am making some progress. But I would like to know this....

I know what a derivative is.
You don't. This term leads to an entire world and I doubt that you already know it.
Is differentiation the process of finding a derivative?
Yes.
In other words, when I am finding the derivative can it be said that I am differentiating the equation function?
Yes.
 
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Summary:: Derivatives

I’m am on a path of trying to learn calculus which I should have done long ago. I am making some progress. But I would like to know this....

I know what a derivative is. Is differentiation the process of finding a derivative? In other words, when I am finding the derivative can it be said that I am differentiating the equation?

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You normally differentiate a function, but you can also differentiate both sides of an equation. In any case differentiation is another name for taking the derivative.
 
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