de·riv·a·tive

NOUN

something that has been derived.

Grammar. a form that has undergone

derivation from another, as

atomic from

atom.
Chemistry. a substance or compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another substance or compound.

Mathematics. the limit of the ratio of the increment of a function to the increment of a variable in it, as the latter tends to 0; the instantaneous change of one quantity with respect to another, as velocity, which is the instantaneous change of distance with respect to time.

a financial contract whose value

derives from the value of underlying stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, etc.

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In finance, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of
an underlying entity. This underlying entity can be an asset, index, or interest ...

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A derivative is a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one
or more underlying assets. The derivative itself is a contract between two or ...

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An online symbolic derivative calculator that supports partial derivatives and
shows the input as a graphical formula.

www.khanacademy.org/math/calculus-home/taking-derivatives-calc

The big idea of differential calculus is the concept of the derivative, which
essentially gives us the direction, or rate of change, of a function at any of its
points.

tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/CalcI/DerivativeIntro.aspx

Limits Previous Chapter, Next Chapter Applications of Derivatives · The Definition
of the Limit Previous Section, Next Section The Definition of the Derivative ...

mathworld.wolfram.com/Derivative.html

The derivative of a function represents an infinitesimal change in the function ...
When derivatives are taken with respect to time, they are often denoted using ...

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Derivatives are used for two main purposes: to speculate and to hedge
investments. Let's first look at a hedging example.

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Free Online Derivative Calculator allows you to solve first order and higher order
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