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  Definition of derivative
  1. the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
  2. (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word; "`electricity'' is a derivative of `electric''"
  3. a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
  4. resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"
Similar Words: derived function, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative, derivative instrument

 

Hyponyms: curvature, partial derivative, partial, futures contract, option

 

 
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