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Middle English, from French dérivatif and Latin derivatus; see derive.
- Imitative of the work of someone else.
- (law, copyright law) Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.
- (finance) Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.
- Lacking originality.
derivative (plural derivatives)
- Something derived.
- (linguistics) A word that derives from another one.
- (finance) A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.
- (chemistry) A chemical derived from another.
- (calculus) The derived function of a function.
- The derivative of is
- (calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.
- The derivative of at x = 3 is .
Derived terms 
- arithmetic derivative
- directional derivative
- exterior derivative
- Gâteaux derivative
- partial derivative
- symmetric derivative
- time derivative
- total derivative
- weak derivative
- (finance): option, warrant, swap, convertible security, convertible, convertible bond, credit default swap, credit line note, financial futures contract, financial future, total return swap.
word that derives from another
financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying instrument
chemical derived from another
in analysis: function — see derived function
in analysis: value
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- Feminine plural form of derivativo
- vocative masculine singular of dērīvātīvus