derivative

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See also: dérivative

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French dérivatif, from Latin dērīvātus, perfect passive participle of dērīvō (I derive). Related with derive.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈɹɪvətɪv/
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Adjective[edit]

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.
    • 1979, Woody Allen, Manhattan, spoken by Mary (Diane Keaton):
      No, I really felt it was very derivative. To me it it looked like it was straight out of Diane Arbus, but it had none of the wit.
  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.
    • 2021 April 27, Amanda Hess, “Inject the Vaccine Fan Fiction Directly Into My Veins”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      People started talking about the pandemic as if it were itself a television show; as the second wave hit last fall, they griped about the derivative writing on Covid Season 2.

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Noun[edit]

derivative (plural derivatives)

  1. Something derived.
  2. (linguistics) A word that derives from another one.
    Synonym: reflex
    Antonym: etymon
    Coordinate term: cognate
  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 slope at a certain point on some curve )
    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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German[edit]

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derivative

  1. inflection of derivativ:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

derivative

  1. feminine plural of derivativo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dērīvātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dērīvātīvus