Derivative vs Affirmative - What's the difference?

derivative | affirmative |

As adjectives the difference between derivative and affirmative

is that derivative is while affirmative is pertaining to truth; asserting that something is ; affirming.

As a noun affirmative is

yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.




(en adjective)
  • Obtained by derivation; not radical, original, or fundamental.
  • a derivative''' conveyance; a '''derivative word
  • Imitative of the work of someone else.
  • (legal, copyright) Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.
  • (finance) Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.
  • Lacking originality.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something derived.
  • (linguistics) A word that derives from another one.
  • (finance) A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.
  • (chemistry) A chemical derived from another.
  • (calculus) The derived function of a function.
  • The derivative of f:f(x) = x^2 is f':f'(x) = 2x
  • (calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.
  • The derivative of f(x) = x^2 at x = 3 is f'(3) = 2 * 3 = 6.


    * (something derived) spinoff * (finance) contingent claim * derived function

    Derived terms

    * arithmetic derivative * directional derivative * exterior derivative * * partial derivative * symmetric derivative * time derivative * total derivative * weak derivative


    * coincidental


    * (finance) option, warrant, swap, convertible security, convertible, convertible bond, credit default swap, credit line note, financial futures contract, financial future, total return swap.




    (en adjective)
  • pertaining to truth; asserting that something is ; affirming
  • an affirmative answer
  • pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result
  • positive
  • an affirmative vote
  • Confirmative; ratifying.
  • an act affirmative of common law
  • dogmatic
  • * Berkeley
  • Lysicles was a little disconcerted by the affirmative air of Crito.
  • (logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
  • (algebra) positive; not negative
  • Derived terms

    * affirmative action


    (en noun)
  • Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
  • That's an affirmative Houston, the space shuttle has lost the secondary thrusters.
    10-4 good buddy. That's an affirmative - the tractor trailer is in the ditch at the side of the highway.
  • (grammatical terminology) An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
  • (obsolete) An assertion.
  • * 1646 , Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica , III.17:
  • that every hare is both male and female, beside the vulgar opinion, was the affirmative of Archelaus, of Plutarch, Philostratus, and many more.

    See also

    * affirmative sentence ----