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Main Entry: 1de·riv·a·tive
Pronunciation: di-primarystressriv-schwat-iv
Function: noun
1 : a word formed by derivation <the word "kindness" is a derivative of "kind">
2 : something derived
3 : a substance that can be made from another substance in one or more steps <a derivative of coal tar>

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