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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The result of mathematical differentiation; (linguistics) a word that is created from another word; A financial instrument whose value is based on another security adj. - Not new or invented, but copied or taken from something else. Resulting from or

Usage examples (42)
  • That author has a highly derivative pro-style.
  • "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'
  • A derivative process
  • Financial markets use the term derivative to describe a transaction that derives its value from an independent reference asset. for more
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