Definition of derivative in English:
- Moreover, says the performer, that painful experience is what led Shakespeare to become more than a sharp-tongued wit, more than the derivative writers of his era and ours.
- I suppose she is a cultural phenomenon that cannot be ignored, but I find her programme, and the derivative imitators to be deadly dull and no substitute for actual thought.
- However, he is not a derivative imitator of classic Japanese cinema, but one of its original though sadly neglected film-makers.
- I particularly remember a poem which was very derivative of English poetry called ‘Fugue’ by Neville Dawes, a Jamaican novelist and poet.
- With gameplay more derivative of the Harlem Globetrotters than the NBA, players bust insane ankle-breaking moves to confuse and fake out opponents on their way to the hoop.
- In 1913 he was overwhelmed by the European modernism exhibited at the Armory Show and his style entered an eclectic, derivative phase, influenced by Gauguin, Matisse, and van Gogh.
- It is possible to use unrealized gains in financial assets (including derivative contracts) as collateral for further purchases.
- This is because they buy complex derivative products to mirror the performance of the underlying stock market index or indices which are not transparently priced.
- Given recent developments in calculation and derivative products, new opportunities are now available in portfolio construction and trading.
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- International trade include import, export and re-export of live and animal trophies, plants and parts and derivatives thereof, based on a permit certification system.
- The modern territorial state upon which it was based was a derivative of the Italian Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation.
- Thus, the holders of Barrie's copyright claim a perpetual right to control derivative works based on Peter Pan, even though the original work passed into the public domain.
- And you could write down just as many derivatives of any other root: fish, or coffee, or excrement.
- In the Greek-Latin languages and their derivatives we find this same root appearing as super, sphere, spore and spirit to mention just a few that are relevant to the subject at hand.
- And they were our distant brothers and not unlike the Romance languages that you know, the Italians and the Spaniards and the French all come from a Latin derivative or Latin root.
- The principal UVB absorbers are para-aminobenzoic acid derivatives, salicylates, cinnamates and camphor derivatives and microfine titanium dioxide.
- For example, the alcohol derivative of methane is methanol and of ethane is ethanol.
- Industrially, phosphoric acid and its derivatives are used in metal cleaning and treatment.
- Futures and options are derivatives because their value depends on the price of the underlying asset, be it a commodity, investment or index.
- As markets move, as interest rates rise and fall, as currencies move in value against each other, the fair values of these financial assets and derivatives can change dramatically.
- Hedge fund managers also invest in derivatives, options, futures and other exotic or sophisticated securities.
- He undertook a large-scale work on generalised differential equations in functional derivatives.
- The following applet, for example, helps observe the relations between a function and its derivative and integral with not a single formula involved.
- These include singular solutions to differential equations, a change of variables formula, and a way of relating the derivative of a function to the derivative of the inverse function.
- 1derivatively adverb
- Example sentences
- The word for hour by the end of the fourth century was hora; earlier this same word had meant ‘season’ and, derivatively, ‘fitting or appointed time.’
- Now that we have begun to produce energy directly in nuclear power plants of our own design and construction, we are merely tapping the universal energy source that previously we have used only indirectly and derivatively.
- Assuming that they stuck to the ideology of interventionism, the policymakers would respond yet again with a new intervention to correct for the second and, derivatively, for the first.
Late Middle English (in the adjective sense 'having the power to draw off', and in the noun sense 'a word derived from another'): from French dérivatif, -ive, from Latin derivativus, from derivare (see derive).
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