# Associations to the word «Derivative»

## Wiktionary

DERIVATIVE, adjective. Imitative of the work of someone else.
DERIVATIVE, adjective. (legal) (copyright) Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.
DERIVATIVE, adjective. (finance) Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.
DERIVATIVE, noun. Something derived.
DERIVATIVE, noun. (linguistics) A word that derives from another one.
DERIVATIVE, noun. (finance) A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.
DERIVATIVE, noun. (chemistry) A chemical derived from another.
DERIVATIVE, noun. (calculus) The derived function of a function.
DERIVATIVE, noun. (calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.
DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENT, noun. (finance) A security whose value is derived from one or more other, more fundamental, assets.
DERIVATIVE WORK, noun. (legal) In copyright law, a work that is a variation of an original work sufficiently similar to contain protected elements of the original work, but sufficiently different to qualify for copyright protection independent of the original work.
DERIVATIVE WORKS, noun. Plural of derivative work

## Dictionary definition

DERIVATIVE, noun. The result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx.
DERIVATIVE, noun. A compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound.
DERIVATIVE, noun. A financial instrument whose value is based on another security.
DERIVATIVE, noun. (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word; "electricity' is a derivative of electric'".
DERIVATIVE, adjective. Resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style".

## Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne