derivative

  

Definitions (2)

1.Financial markets: Contract to buy or sell an asset or exchange cash, based on a specified condition, event, occurrence, or another contract.
2.Mathematics: Measure of the rate of change of a dependent variable with respect to an independent (explanatory) variable.

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  • The student's graduate thesis was so derivative of the professor's recently published book that she was called into the department office to defend herself against a charge of plagiarism.

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  • The derivative of my financial stock gains last week was from the purchases I made in oil and technology stocks the previous week.

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  • When the Swiss changed the relationship of the Swiss franc to other currencies, many traders made or lost huge sums on derivative contracts.

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