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See also: dérivative

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French dérivatif, from Latin derivatus; see derive.

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AdjectiveEdit

derivative (comparative more derivative, superlative most derivative)

  1. Obtained by derivation; not radical, original, or fundamental.
    a derivative conveyance; a derivative word
  2. Imitative of the work of someone else.
  3. (law, copyright law) Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.
  4. (finance) Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.
  5. Lacking originality.

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NounEdit

derivative (plural derivatives)

  1. Something derived.
  2. (linguistics) A word that derives from another one.
  3. (finance) A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.
  4. (chemistry) A chemical derived from another.
  5. (calculus) The derived function of a function.
    The derivative of   is  
  6. (calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.
    The derivative of   at x = 3 is  .

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

derivative

  1. inflected form of derivativ

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

derivative

  1. feminine plural of derivativo

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dērīvātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dērīvātīvus