Meaning of DERIVATIVE in English


[de.riv.a.tive] n (15c) 1: a word formed by derivation

2: something derived

3: the limit of the ratio of the change in a function to the corresponding change in its independent variable as the latter change approaches zero

4. a: a chemical substance related structurally to another substance and theoretically derivable from it b: a substance that can be made from another substance

[2]derivative adj (ca. 1530) 1: formed by derivation

2: made up of or marked by derived elements

3: lacking originality: banal -- adv -- de.riv.a.tive.ness n

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