derivative - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    something that has developed or been obtained from something else

    a form of music that is a derivative of traditional jazz

  2. 2
    linguistics a word that is formed from another word, for example an adverb that is formed from an adjective by adding ‘-ly’
  3. 3
    business a type of investment that will gain in value if the price of a product changes in an expected way