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derivative

adjective     /dɪˈrɪv.ə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/ disapproving
If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas , but has been developed from or copies something else : His painting / style is very derivative.Copying and copiesForgery
(Definition of derivative adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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