Meaning of DERIVATIVE in English

DERIVATIVE

n.

Function: adjective

Date: circa 1530

1 : formed by derivation <a derivative word>

2 : made up of or marked by derived elements

3 : lacking originality : BANAL

– de · riv · a · tive · ly adverb

– de · riv · a · tive · ness noun

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