Meaning of derivative by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of derivative by Wordnet Dictionary
derivative
 ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈɹɪvətɪv/
 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 .
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 ( calculus ) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable .
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 arithmetic derivative
 directional derivative
 exterior derivative
 Gâteaux derivative
 partial derivative
 symmetric derivative
 time derivative
 total derivative
 weak derivative
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derivative ( comparative more derivative, superlative most derivative )
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derivative ( plural: derivatives )
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Explanation of derivative by Wordnet Dictionary
derivative
 a derivative process
 a highly derivative prose style
 `electricity' is a derivative of `electric'

a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound
 Derivative a. [L. derivativus: cf. F. dérivatif.] Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, “a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.”
2. Hence, unoriginal ( said of art or other intellectual products.
Derivative circulation, a modification of the circulation found in some parts of the body, in which the arteries empty directly into the veins without the interposition of capillaries. Flint.
 Derivatively, adv.  Derivativeness, n.
 Derivative, n.
1. That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another.
2. ( Gram. ) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root.
3. ( Mus. ) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.
4. ( Med. ) An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation ( in the medical sense ).
5. ( Math. ) A derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process.
☞ Except in the mode of derivation the derivative is the same as the differential coefficient. See Differential coefficient, under Differential.
6. ( Chem. ) A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; “derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.”
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Definition of derivative by GCIDE Dictionary