Definition of derivative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

derivative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//dəˈrɪvət̮ɪv//
 
(usually disapproving)
 
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copied from something else; not having new or original ideas a derivative design/style I found the novel thin and derivative. I had expected more.
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