Derivative may refer to:

In mathematics and economics

*Brzozowski derivative
In theoretical computer science, in particular in formal language theory, the Brzozowski derivative ''u''−1''S'' of a set (mathematics), set ''S'' of strings and a string (computer science), string ''u'' is defined as the set of all strings obtai ...

in the theory of formal languages
*Derivative
In mathematics
Mathematics (from Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities ...

in calculus, a quantity indicating how a function changes when the values of its inputs change.
*Formal derivative In mathematics
Mathematics (from Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities and the ...

, an operation on elements of a polynomial ring which mimics the form of the derivative from calculus
* Radon–Nikodym derivative in measure theory
*Derivative (set theory)
In axiomatic set theory, a function ''f'' : ordinal number, Ord → Ord is called normal (or a normal function) if and only if it is continuous function#Continuous functions between partially ordered sets, continuous (with respect to the order topo ...

, a concept applicable to normal functions
*Derivative (graph theory)
In the mathematics, mathematical discipline of graph theory, the line graph of an undirected graph ''G'' is another graph L(''G'') that represents the adjacencies between edge (graph theory), edges of ''G''. L(''G'') is constructed in the followin ...

, an alternative term for a line graph deva
*Derivative (finance)
In finance, a derivative is a contract
A contract is a legally binding agreement that defines and governs the rights and duties between or among its parties
Image:'Hip, Hip, Hurrah! Artist Festival at Skagen', by Peder Severin Krøyer (1 ...

, a contract whose value is derived from that of other quantities
*Derivative suit A shareholder derivative suit is a lawsuit
A lawsuit is a proceeding by a party or parties against another in the civil
Civil may refer to:
*Civic virtue, or civility
*Civil action, or lawsuit
*Civil affairs
*Civil and political rights
*Ci ...

or derivative action, a type of lawsuit filed by shareholders of a corporation
In science and engineering

*Derivative (chemistry)
In chemistry
Chemistry is the scientific
Science () is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge
Knowledge is a familiarity or awareness, of someone or something, such as facts
A fact is an occurrence in the ...

, a type of compound which is a product of the process of derivatization
*Derivative (linguistics)
Morphological derivation, in linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language
A language is a structured system of communication
Communication (from Latin
Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the I ...

, the process of forming a new word on the basis of an existing word, e.g. happiness and unhappy from happy
*Aeroderivative gas turbine
A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous
Continuity or continuous may refer to:
Mathematics
* Continuity (mathematics), the opposing concept to discreteness; common examples include
** Continuous probability di ...

, a mechanical drive gas turbine derived from an aero engine gas turbine
Other uses

*Derivative work
In copyright law
Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to copy and distribute a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, o ...

, in copyright law, a modification of an original work
** Fork (software development)
In software engineering
Software engineering is the systematic application of engineering
Engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, vehi ...

* ''Derivative'' (film)
*Derivative Inc., a spin-off of Side Effects Software, creators of Houdini (software)
Houdini is a 3D animation application software, software application developed by Toronto-based SideFX, who adapted it from the PRISMS suite of procedural generation software tools. The procedural tools are used to produce different effects suc ...

See also

*Derive (disambiguation)
Derive may refer to:
*Derive (computer algebra system), a commercial system made by Texas Instruments
*Dérive (magazine), ''Dérive'' (magazine), an Austrian science magazine on urbanism
*Dérive, a psychogeographical concept
See also
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*Der ...

, for meanings of "derive" and "derived"
*Derivation (disambiguation)
Derivation may refer to:
* Derivation (differential algebra), a unary function satisfying the Leibniz product law
* Derivation (linguistics)
* Formal proof or derivation, a sequence of sentences each of which is an axiom or follows from the preced ...

*Imitation
Imitation (from Latin ''imitatio'', "a copying, imitation") is a behavior
Behavior (American English
American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties o ...

*Interpretation (disambiguation)
Interpretation may refer to:
Culture
* Aesthetic interpretation, an explanation of the meaning of a work of art
* Allegorical interpretation, an approach that assumes a text should not be interpreted literally
* Dramatic Interpretation, an event ...

*Mimicry
In evolutionary biology, mimicry is an evolved resemblance between an organism and another object, often an organism of another species. Mimicry may evolve between different species, or between individuals of the same species. Often, mimicry f ...

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