Meaning of derivative

Definition of derivative

(adj) resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"
(noun) the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound
(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word; "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"

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