Meaning of DERIVATIVE in English

DERIVATIVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪrɪvətɪv ]

( derivatives)

1.

A derivative is something which has been developed or obtained from something else.

...a poppy-seed derivative similar to heroin...

N-COUNT

2.

If you say that something is derivative , you are criticizing it because it is not new or original but has been developed from something else.

...their dull, derivative debut album...

ADJ [ disapproval ]

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