Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun derivative

4 senses of derivative

Sense 1

derived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative -- (the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx)

=> calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning -- (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Sense 2

derivative -- (a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound)

=> compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Sense 3

derivative instrument, derivative -- (a financial instrument whose value is based on another security)

=> legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Sense 4

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

=> word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

Antonyms of adj derivative

1 sense of derivative

Sense 1

derivative -- (resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style")

INDIRECT (VIA derived) -> underived -- (not derived; primary or simple)

Similarity of adj derivative

1 sense of derivative

Sense 1

derivative -- (resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style")

=> derived (vs. underived) -- (formed or developed from something else; not original; "the belief that classes and organizations are secondary and derived"- John Dewey)