Dictionary Results for derivative

1. derivative - noun

· the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

Synonym(s): derived_function, differential_coefficient, differential, first_derivative

Hypernym(s): calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning

2. derivative - noun

· a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound

Hypernym(s): compound, chemical_compound

3. derivative - noun

· a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

Synonym(s): derivative_instrument

Hypernym(s): legal_document, legal_instrument, official_document, instrument

4. derivative - noun

· (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word; "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"

Hypernym(s): word

5. derivative - adjective

· resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"

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