Definitions For Derivative


  • The result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
  • (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
  • A financial instrument whose value is based on another security
  • A compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound
  • A word formed from another word
  • Something that comes from something else : a substance that is made from another substance


  • Resulting from or employing derivation

Is Derivative a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Derivative is worth 17 points in Scrabble and 19 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Derivative in a Sentence

  • The word “childish” is a derivative of “child.”
  • Tofu is one of many soybean derivatives.
  • Petroleum is a derivative of coal tar.
  • A number of critics found the film derivative and predictable.
  • His style seems too derivative of Hemingway.

Synonyms for Derivative

Antonyms for Derivative

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