derivative

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Adjective[change]

Positive
derivative

Comparative
none

Superlative
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  1. If something is derivative, it is obtained from something else

Noun[change]

Singular
derivative

Plural
derivatives

A function (black) and a tangent (red). The derivative at the point is the slope of the tangent.
  1. (countable) A derivative is something which is based on another.
  2. (calculus) A derivative is the derived function]] of another function (the slope at a certain point on some curve )
    The derivative of is
  3. (calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.
    The derivative of at x = 3 is .

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