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derivative
'derivative' - used as an adjective
1. resulting from or employing derivation
a derivative process
a highly derivative prose style

'derivative' - used as a noun
2. the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
3. a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
4. (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
'electricity' is a derivative of 'electric'
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