Definition of derivative noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

derivative

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NAmE//dəˈrɪvət̮ɪv//
 
 
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a word or thing that has been developed or produced from another word or thing “Happiness” is a derivative of “happy.” Crack is a highly potent and addictive derivative of cocaine.
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