Meaning of DERIVATIVE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪrɪvətɪv ]
A derivative is something which has been developed or obtained from something else.
...a poppy-seed derivative similar to heroin...
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 ]
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006