HyperDic: derivative

English > 5 senses of the word derivative:
NOUNcognitionderivative, derived function, differential coefficient, differential, first derivativethe result of mathematical differentiation
substancederivativea compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound
communicationderivative, derivative instrumenta financial instrument whose value is based on another security
communicationderivative(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
ADJECTIVEallderivativeresulting from or employing derivation
derivative > pronunciation
Soundsderih'vahtihv; derih'vihtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > derivative: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningResulting from or employing derivation.
Examples
  • "a derivative process"
  • "a highly derivative prose style"
Broaderderivedformed or developed from something else
Spanishderivado, derivativo
Catalanderivat
Nounsderivativethe result of mathematical differentiation
derivative(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
derivativea financial instrument whose value is based on another security
Verbsderivedevelop or evolve from a latent or potential state
derivecome from
derivecome from
English > derivative: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx.
Synonymsderived function, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative
NarrowercurvatureThe rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve
partial derivative, partialThe derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
Broadercalculation, computation, figuring, reckoningproblem solving that involves numbers or quantities
Spanishderivada, diferencial, función derivada
Catalanderivada, diferencial
Adjectivesderivativeresulting from or employing derivation
English > derivative: 5 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound.
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishderivado
English > derivative: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA financial instrument whose value is based on another security.
Synonymderivative instrument
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerfutures contractAn agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price / price on a stipulated future date
optionThe right to buy or sell property at an agreed price
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
Spanishderivado financiero, instrumento derivado
Catalanderivat financer, instrument derivat
Adjectivesderivativeresulting from or employing derivation
English > derivative: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaning(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word.
Example"'electricity' is a derivative of 'electric'"
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify
Spanishderivado
Catalanderivat
Adjectivesderivativeresulting from or employing derivation

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