Synonyms of derivative


1. derived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative, calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning

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

2. derivative, compound, chemical compound

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

3. derivative instrument, derivative, legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument

usage: a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

4. derivative, word

usage: (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word; "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"


1. derivative, derived (vs. underived)

usage: resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"

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