Derivative

  • 1 derivative — de·riv·a·tive 1 /də ri və tiv/ n: a contract or security that derives its value from that of an underlying asset (as another security) or from the value of a rate (as of interest or currency exchange) or index of asset value (as a stock index) ◇… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Derivative — De*riv a*tive, a. [L. derivativus: cf. F. d[ e]rivatif.] Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Derivative — De*riv a*tive, n. 1. That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 derivative — [adj] borrowed, transmitted from source acquired, ancestral, caused, cognate, coming from, connate, copied, evolved, hereditary, imitative, inferential, inferred, not original, obtained, plagiaristic, plagiarized, procured, rehashed, secondary,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 derivative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) chiefly derogatory imitative of the work of another artist, writer, etc. 2) (of a financial product) having a value deriving from an underlying variable asset. ► NOUN 1) something which is derived from another source. 2) a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 derivative — [də riv′ə tiv] adj. [ME derivatif < LL derivativus < L derivatus, pp. of derivare: see DERIVE] 1. derived 2. using or taken from other sources; not original 3. of derivation n. 1. something derived 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 derivative — early 15c. (adj.); mid 15c. (n.), from M.Fr. dérivatif (15c.), from L.L. derivativus, from pp. stem of L. derivare (see DERIVE (Cf. derive)). Mathematical sense is from 1670s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 Derivative — This article is an overview of the term as used in calculus. For a less technical overview of the subject, see Differential calculus. For other uses, see Derivative (disambiguation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 derivative — Coming from another; taken from something preceding; secondary. That which has not its origin in itself, but owes its existence to something foregoing. Anything obtained or deduced from another @ derivative action A suit by a shareholder to… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 derivative — Coming from another; taken from something preceding; secondary. That which has not its origin in itself, but owes its existence to something foregoing. Anything obtained or deduced from another @ derivative action A suit by a shareholder to… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 derivative — derivatively, adv. derivativeness, n. /di riv euh tiv/, adj. 1. derived. 2. not original; secondary. n. 3. something derived. 4. Also called derived form. Gram. a form that has undergone derivation from anoth …

    Universalium

  • 12 derivative — [[t]dɪrɪ̱vətɪv[/t]] derivatives 1) N COUNT A derivative is something which has been developed or obtained from something else. ...a poppy seed derivative similar to heroin... This isn t an entirely new car, but a new derivative of the Citroen XM …

    English dictionary

  • 13 derivative — An investment vehicle whose value depends on the value of an underlying asset or index. For example, a futures contract for the delivery of gold depends on the value of gold (the underlying asset). A futures option which, upon exercise, delivers… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 derivative — de|riv|a|tive1 [dıˈrıvətıv] n 1.) something that has developed or been produced from something else derivative of ▪ Heroin is a derivative of morphine. 2.) a type of financial ↑investment ▪ the derivatives market derivative 2 derivative2 adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 derivative — I UK [dɪˈrɪvətɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms derivative : singular derivative plural derivatives 1) something that has developed or been obtained from something else a form of music that is a derivative of traditional jazz 2) linguistics a… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 derivative — de|riv|a|tive1 [ dı rıvətıv ] noun count 1. ) something that has developed or been obtained from something else: a form of music that is a derivative of traditional jazz a ) LINGUISTICS a word that is formed from another word, for example an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 derivative — 1. adjective [dɪˈɹɪvətɪv/ a) Imitative of the work of someone else. b) Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions. 2. noun [dɪˈɹɪvətɪv/ a) Something derived. The… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 derivative — 1 noun (C) something that has developed or been produced from something else (+ of): Heroin is a derivative of morphine. 2 adjective not new or invented, but copied or taken from something else: a largely derivative text …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 derivative — 1. adjective her poetry was derivative Syn: imitative, unoriginal, uninventive, unimaginative, uninspired; copied, plagiarized, plagiaristic, secondhand; trite, hackneyed, clichéd, stale, stock, banal; informal copycat, cribbed, old hat …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 derivative — /dəˈrɪvətɪv / (say duh rivuhtiv) adjective 1. imitative of others. 2. derived. 3. not original or primitive; secondary. –noun 4. something derived or derivative. 5. Grammar a form derived from another: atomic is a derivative of atom. 6. Chemistry …

    Australian English dictionary