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    derivative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word derivative

    Definition
    (noun) the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx Definition
    (noun) a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound Definition
    (noun) a financial instrument whose value is based on another security Definition
    (noun) (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
    Example Sentence
    • `electricity' is a derivative of `electric'
    Definition
    (adj) resulting from or employing derivation
    Example Sentence
    • a derivative process
    • a highly derivative prose style
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for derivative

Deriv - Drive / ative - Relative Mng:obtaining from the other source.

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DRIVE a RELATIVE from his house to yours.

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