# Derivate vs. Derivative

## Difference Between Derivate and Derivative

#### Derivateadjective

Derived; derivative.

#### Derivativeadjective

Obtained by derivation; not radical, original, or fundamental.

*a derivative conveyance; a derivative word*

#### Derivatenoun

Something derived; a derivative.

#### Derivativeadjective

Imitative of the work of someone else.

#### Derivateverb

(obsolete) To derive.

#### Derivativeadjective

Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.

#### Derivativeadjective

(finance) Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.

#### Derivativeadjective

Lacking originality.

#### Derivativenoun

Something derived.

#### Derivativenoun

(linguistics) A word that derives from another one.

#### Derivativenoun

(finance) A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.

#### Derivativenoun

(chemistry) A chemical derived from another.

#### Derivativenoun

(calculus) The derived function of a function (the slope at a certain point on some curve $f(x)$)

*The derivative of $f:f(x)\; =\; x^2$ is $f\text{'}:f\text{'}(x)\; =\; 2x$*

#### Derivativenoun

(calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.

*The derivative of $f(x)\; =\; x^2$ at x = 3 is $f\text{'}(3)\; =\; 2\; *\; 3\; =\; 6$.*

#### Derivativenoun

the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

#### Derivativenoun

a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

#### Derivativenoun

(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;

*`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'*

#### Derivativeadjective

resulting from or employing derivation;

*a derivative process*

*a highly derivative prose style*