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English definition of “derivative”


noun [C] (FORM OF WORD, ETC.)    /dɪˈrɪv.ɪ.tɪv/ US  /-ə.t̬ɪv/
specialized language a form of something, such as a word, made or developed from another form : " Detestable " is a derivative of " detest ".Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of derivative noun (FORM OF WORD, ETC.) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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