Derivative vs Conversion - What's the difference?

derivative | conversion |

As an adjective derivative

is .

As a noun conversion is





(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 noun)
  • The act of converting something or someone.
  • His conversion to Islam
    The conversion of the database from ASCII to Unicode
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Artificial conversion of water into ice.
  • (computing) A software product converted from one platform to another.
  • * 1988 , Crash (issue 59, December 1988)
  • Mike Follin also programmed the Spectrum version of The Sentinel'' (97%, Issue 40), and the excellent coin-op conversions ''Bubble Bobble'' (90%, Issue 45) and ''Bionic Commando (92%, Issue 53).
  • (chemistry) A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
  • (rugby) A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points.
  • (American football) An extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.
  • (marketing) An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be.
  • (legal) Under the common law, the tort of the taking of someone's personal property with intent to permanently deprive them of it, or damaging property to the extent that the owner is deprived of the utility of that property, thus making the tortfeasor liable for the entire value of the property.
  • the conversion of a horse
  • * Hudibras
  • Or bring my action of conversion / And trover for my goods.
  • (linguistics) The process whereby a new word is created without changing the form, often by allowing the word to function as a new part of speech.
  • (obsolete) The act of turning round; revolution; rotation.
  • (logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or vice versa.
  • (math) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition.
  • the conversion''' of equations; the '''conversion of proportions


    * deconversion

    See also

    * penalty ----