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Differentiation vs. Derivative

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Differentiationnoun

The act of differentiating.

Derivativeadjective

Obtained by derivation; not radical, original, or fundamental.

‘a derivative conveyance; a derivative word’;

Differentiationnoun

The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.

Derivativeadjective

Imitative of the work of someone else.

Differentiationnoun

The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.

Derivativeadjective

Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.

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Differentiationnoun

(geology) The process of separation of cooling magma into various rock types.

Derivativeadjective

(finance) Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.

Differentiationnoun

(calculus) The process of determining the derived function of a function.

Derivativeadjective

Lacking originality.

Differentiationnoun

The act of differentiating.

‘Further investigation of the Sanskrit may lead to differentiation of the meaning of such of these roots as are real roots.’;

Derivativenoun

Something derived.

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Differentiationnoun

The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.

Derivativenoun

(linguistics) A word that derives from another one.

Differentiationnoun

The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.

Derivativenoun

(finance) A financial instrument whose value depends on the valuation of an underlying asset; such as a warrant, an option etc.

Differentiationnoun

The supposed act or tendency in being of every kind, whether organic or inorganic, to assume or produce a more complex structure or functions.

Derivativenoun

(chemistry) A chemical derived from another.

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Differentiationnoun

a discrimination between things as different and distinct;

‘it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation’;

Derivativenoun

(calculus) The derived function of a function (the slope at a certain point on some curve f(x))

‘The derivative of f:f(x) = x^2 is f':f'(x) = 2x’;

Differentiationnoun

the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function

Derivativenoun

(calculus) The value of this function for a given value of its independent variable.

‘The derivative of f(x) = x^2 at x = 3 is f'(3) = 2 * 3 = 6.’;

Differentiationnoun

(biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function;

‘cell differentiation in the developing embryo’;

Derivativeadjective

Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.

Derivativeadjective

Hence, unoriginal (said of art or other intellectual products.

Derivativenoun

That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another.

Derivativenoun

A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root.

Derivativenoun

A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.

Derivativenoun

An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in the medical sense).

Derivativenoun

A derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process.

Derivativenoun

A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.

Derivativenoun

the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

Derivativenoun

a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

Derivativenoun

(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;

‘`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'’;

Derivativeadjective

resulting from or employing derivation;

‘a derivative process’; ‘a highly derivative prose style’;

Derivative

In mathematics, the derivative of a function of a real variable measures the sensitivity to change of the function value (output value) with respect to a change in its argument (input value). Derivatives are a fundamental tool of calculus.

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