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noun as in product, descendant

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“Junk,” we learn, refers to opium and its derivatives: morphine, heroin, pantopon, Dilaudid, codeine.

The opaque and complex market of derivatives was the single most important destabilizer leading up to 2008.

At every turn, he insisted on truly crazy ideas—like transparency about the derivatives traded, or trading on public exchanges.

Forget about trading, structured products, and exotic derivatives.

And in its attempts to meet those obligations, it also bought complicated derivatives sold to it by banks.

Its similarity with the numerous derivatives of the verb damno have probably obscured the true derivation of the word.

It threatens his whole doctrine of compact, and its darling derivatives, nullification and secession, with instant confutation.

The influence of position of an alkyl in the aromatic bodies is well shown in ortho-, para- and meta-derivatives.

Most of the ladys riddles are found in an old English song, and its traditional derivatives.

“Red” in such languages is merely a derivative “being red,” as our “sleeping” or “walking” are derivatives of primary verbs.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to derivatives, such as: by-product, outgrowth, offshoot, spin-off, and wave.

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