Meaning of DERIVATIVE in English


[ dɪ'rɪvətɪv ]

■ adjective

1》 chiefly derogatory imitative of the work of another artist, writer, etc.

2》 (of a financial product) having a value deriving from an underlying variable asset.

■ noun

1》 something which is derived from another source.

2》 (often ~s ) Finance a ~ future, option, or other financial product.

3》 Mathematics an expression representing the rate of change of a function with respect to an independent variable.


~ly adverb


ME: from Fr. dérivatif , -ive , from L. derivativus , from derivare (see derive ).

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