terms English
Noun
(head)
Statistics
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derivative English
Adjective
( 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 $f\text{'}:f\text{'}(x)\; =\; 2x$
(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 $f\text{'}(3)\; =\; 2\; *\; 3\; =\; 6$.
Synonyms
* (something derived) spinoff
* (finance) contingent claim
* derived function
Derived terms
* arithmetic derivative
* directional derivative
* exterior derivative
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* partial derivative
* symmetric derivative
* time derivative
* total derivative
* weak derivative
Antonyms
* coincidental
Hyponyms
* (finance) option, warrant, swap, convertible security, convertible, convertible bond, credit default swap, credit line note, financial futures contract, financial future, total return swap.
