What does derivative mean?

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dɪˈrɪv ə tɪvderiva·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative(noun)

    the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

  2. derivative(noun)

    a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound

  3. derivative instrument, derivative(noun)

    a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

  4. derivative(adj)

    (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word

    "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"

  5. derivative(adj)

    resulting from or employing derivation

    "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"

GCIDE

  1. Derivative(a.)

    Hence, unoriginal (said of art or other intellectual products.

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

Wiktionary

  1. derivative(Noun)

    Something derived.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  2. derivative(Noun)

    A word that derives from another one.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  3. derivative(Noun)

    A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  4. derivative(Noun)

    A chemical derived from another.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  5. derivative(Noun)

    The derived function of a function.

    The derivative of uE0006894uE001 is uE0006895uE001

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  6. derivative(Noun)

    The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.

    The derivative of uE0006896uE001 at x = 3 is uE0006897uE001.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  7. derivative(Adjective)

    Imitative of the work of someone else.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  8. derivative(Adjective)

    Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  9. derivative(Adjective)

    Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

  10. derivative(Adjective)

    Lacking originality.

    Etymology: Middle English, from dérivatif and derivatus; see derive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derivative(adj)

    obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

  2. Derivative(noun)

    that which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

  3. Derivative(noun)

    a word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

  4. Derivative(noun)

    a chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

  5. Derivative(noun)

    an agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in the medical sense)

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

  6. Derivative(noun)

    a derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

  7. Derivative(noun)

    a substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc

    Etymology: [L. derivativus: cf. F. drivatif.]

Freebase

  1. Derivative

    In calculus, a branch of mathematics, the derivative is a measure of how a function changes as its input changes. Loosely speaking, a derivative can be thought of as how much one quantity is changing in response to changes in some other quantity; for example, the derivative of the position of a moving object with respect to time is the object's instantaneous velocity. The derivative of a function at a chosen input value describes the best linear approximation of the function near that input value. Informally, the derivative is the ratio of the infinitesimal change of the output over the infinitesimal change of the input producing that change of output. For a real-valued function of a single real variable, the derivative at a point equals the slope of the tangent line to the graph of the function at that point. In higher dimensions, the derivative of a function at a point is a linear transformation called the linearization. A closely related notion is the differential of a function. The process of finding a derivative is called differentiation. The reverse process is called antidifferentiation. The fundamental theorem of calculus states that antidifferentiation is the same as integration. Differentiation and integration constitute the two fundamental operations in single-variable calculus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derivative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derivative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of derivative in a Sentence

  1. Zhou Liang:

    Structured products could be quite tricky, you don't know how much you've paid for those expensive derivative transactions. The prospects of high returns, could be quite elusive.

  2. Toronto Dominion:

    This was primarily driven by reductions in leverage, strategic adjustments in the bank's business and geographic perimeter and lower derivative volumes, together with wider industry developments.

  3. Liu Wencai:

    Over the past year, we've seen huge foreign inflows into China's bond and stock market, and that will also boost demand for financial derivative tools.

  4. Stuart Grant:

    It's a very big deal, shareholders are getting cash in their hands. Whether this will be used as a model for future derivative litigation, only time will tell.

  5. Barbara Mikulski:

    I don't want the derivative market to go wild. This is not the Wild West. We made sure that we put money in the federal checkbook, agencies that are in charge with enforcing the rules to protect against abuse are funded.

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