[ noun ] (mathematics,psychology) the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
Used in print(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)
The minimum total potential_energy is found by taking the derivative with_respect_to H and equating to zero .
[ adjective ] resulting from or employing derivation
"a derivative process" "a highly derivative prose style"