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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
accountable, acquired, alleged, ascribable, assignable, attributable, attributed, borrowed, by-product, charged, conjugate, consequent, consequential, copied, credited, derivable from, derivation, derivational, derived, descendant, development, due, echoic, ensuing, etymologic, explicable, final, following, imitative, imputable, imputed, lexical, lexicographic, lexicologic, lexigraphic, noncreative, nongerminal, nonseminal, obtained, offshoot, onomastic, onomatologic, onomatopoeic, owing, paronymic, paronymous, plagiarized, procured, putative, referable, referred to, resultant, resulting, sequacious, sequent, sequential, spin-off, traceable, uncreative, uninventive, unoriginal, unpregnant
Dictionary Results for derivative:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
derivative
    adj 1: resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative
           process"; "a highly derivative prose style"
    n 1: the result of mathematical differentiation; the
         instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another;
         df(x)/dx [syn: derived function, derivative,
         differential coefficient, differential, first
         derivative]
    2: a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from,
       another compound
    3: a financial instrument whose value is based on another
       security [syn: derivative instrument, derivative]
    4: (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;
       "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Derivative \De*riv"a*tive\, a. [L. derivativus: cf. F.
   d['e]rivatif.]
   Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or
   fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something
   else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative
   word.
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   2. Hence, unoriginal (said of art or other intellectual
      products.
      [PJC]

   Derivative circulation, a modification of the circulation
      found in some parts of the body, in which the arteries
      empty directly into the veins without the interposition of
      capillaries. --Flint. -- De*riv"a*tive*ly, adv. --
      De*riv"a*tive*ness, n.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Derivative \De*riv"a*tive\, n.
   1. That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from
      another.
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   2. (Gram.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or
      suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a
      word which takes its origin from a root.
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   3. (Mus.) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another
      by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root
      implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.
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   4. (Med.) An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation
      (in the medical sense).
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   5. (Math.) A derived function; a function obtained from a
      given function by a certain algebraic process.
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   Note: Except in the mode of derivation the derivative is the
         same as the differential coefficient. See Differential
         coefficient, under Differential.
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   6. (Chem.) A substance so related to another substance by
      modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as
      derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives
      of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of
      methane, benzene, etc.
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4. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
DERIVATIVE. Coming from another; taken from something preceding, secondary; 
as derivative title, which is that acquired from another person. There is 
considerable difference between an original and a derivative title. When the 
acquisition is original, the right thus acquired to the thing becomes 
property, which must be unqualified and unlimited, and since no one but the 
occupant has any right to the thing, he must have the whole right of 
disposing of it. But with regard to derivative acquisition, it may be 
otherwise, for the person from whom the thing is acquired may not have an 
unlimited right to it, or he may convey or transfer it with certain 
reservations of right. Derivative title must always be by contract. 
     2. Derivative conveyances are, those which presuppose some other 
precedent conveyance, and serve only to enlarge, confirm, alter, restrain, 
restore, or transfer the interest granted by such original conveyance, 3 Bl. 
Com. 321. 



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