Meaning of DERIVATIVE in English

DERIVATIVE

(~s)

1.

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

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

N-COUNT

2.

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

...their dull, ~ debut album...

ADJ disapproval

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