adjective
(1) Resulting from or employing derivation
"A derivative process"
"A highly derivative prose style"
noun
(2) The result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
(3) (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
"`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"
(4) A financial instrument whose value is based on another security
Etymology
Middle English, from
dÃ©rivatif and
derivatus; see
derive.
Adjective
- Imitative of the work of someone else.
- 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.
Noun
- Something derived.
- A word that derives from another one.
- A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.
- A chemical derived from another.
- The derived function of a function.
- The derivative of $f:f(x)\; =\; x^2$ is $f\text{'}:f\text{'}(x)\; =\; 2x$
- The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.
- The derivative of $f(x)\; =\; x^2$ at x = 3 is $f\text{'}(3)\; =\; 2*3\; =\; 6$.
Hyponyms
option, warrant,
swap,
convertible security,
convertible,
convertible bond,
credit default swap, credit line note, financial futures contract,
financial future,
total return swap.