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Word: derivative

Definition: unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.


Sentences Containing 'derivative'

I trust he does not read this, unless he will improve by it thinking to live by some derivative old country mode in this primitive new country to catch perch with shiners.
The interest of money is always a derivative revenue, which, if it is not paid from the profit which is made by the use of the money, must be paid from some other source of revenue, unless perhaps the borrower is a spendthrift, who contracts a second debt in order to pay the interest of the first.
It should be added that De Candolle no longer believes that species are immutable creations, but concludes that the derivative theory is the most natural one, "and the most accordant with the known facts in palaeontology, geographical botany and zoology, of anatomical structure and classification."

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