noun (plural: derivatives)
- Something derive, derived.
- 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 <math>f(x) = x^2</math> is <math>f'(x) = 2x</math>
- (calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.
- The derivative of <math>f(x) = x^2</math> at x = 3 is <math>f'(3) = 2
Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.
- Imitative of the work of someone else
- (copyright law) Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions
- Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value
- Lacking originality
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