Definition of Derivative

an object or idea that is produced from something else

Examples of Derivative in a sentence

The new antibiotic is listed as a derivative of penicillin because it was produced from a penicillin base. ๐

When Anna named her children Breanna and Brent, she gave them both names that were a derivative of her motherโs name, Brenda. ๐

Much of the early soul music we listen to is a derivative of blues music. ๐

Because the film is a derivative of a novel, it cannot be entered into the original screenplay competition. ๐

Since my baby is allergic to milk she drinks a formula that is a soybean derivative. ๐

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