Derivative

A derivative is a security whose value is 'derived' from the performance or movement of another financial security, index or other investment. For example, derivatives may be futures

Derivative

In music a derivative is a chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.
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Derivative

An expression that characterizes how the output of a function changes as the input is varied. Unlike integrals, derivatives can be calculated in an analytical manner very easily.
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Derivative

Is a financial product which is based upon another product. Futures are based on commodities, financial indices or securities. Options are based on futures, securities or cash markets. Forwards are extensions of the cash market across time. CMOs are derived from MBS and so on. Generally, derivatives are risk management tools, however they are also ...
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Derivative

A financial contract that derives its value from an underlying security, liability or index. Derivatives come in many varieties, including forwards, futures, options, warrants and swaps. Also known as Synthetic.
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derivative

[adj] - resulting from or employing derivation 2. [n] - (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
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Derivative

A financial instrument whose price and performance is linked to that of an underlying security.
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Derivative

A financial contract with a value linked to the expected future price movements of the asset it is linked to - such as a share or a currency.
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Derivative

The collective term for a future or call or a put option the price of which is derived form the value of the underlying metal.
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Derivative

A compound that can be imagined to arise from a partent compound by replacement of one atom with another atom or group of atoms. Used extensively in orgainic chemistry to assist in identifying compounds.
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Derivative

Sometimes known as feedforward, this is the 'D' in the commonly used abbreviation P.I.D. A method for applying an extra gain component to the edge of a change in demand. Similar in action to the output of a capacitor when its input is subjected to a change in DC level.
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Derivative

The derivative function senses the rate of rise or fall of the system temperature and automatically adjusts the cycle time of the controller to minimize overshoot or undershoot.
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Derivative

De·riv'a·tive adjective [ Latin derivativus : confer French dérivatif .] Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word. Derivative ...
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derivative

A chemical substance derived from another substance either directly or by modification or partial substitution. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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derivative

adjective resulting from or employing derivation; `a derivative process`; `a highly derivative prose style`
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Derivative

A financial contract whose value is based on, or 'derived' from, a traditional security (such as a stock or bond), an asset (such as a commodity), or a market index.
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Derivative

• (n.) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord. • (n.) That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another. • (n.) A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regard...
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derivative

in mathematics, the rate of change of a function with respect to a variable. Derivatives are fundamental to the solution of problems in calculus and ... [13 related articles]
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derivative

a chemical substance derived from another substance either directly or by modification or partial substitution.
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Derivative

a contract between two or more parties where the security is dependent on the price of another investment.
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derivative

A generic term often applied to a wide variety of financial instruments that derive their cash flows, and therefore their value, by reference to an underlying asset, reference rate, or index.
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derivative

a financial contract the value of which depends on the value of one or more underlying reference assets, rates or indices. For analytical purposes, all derivatives contracts can be divided into basic building-blocks of forward contracts, options or combinations thereof....
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derivative

A security whose value is dependent on, or derived from, the value of some underlying asset....
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derivative

The result of differentiating a function; that is, the infinitesimal change in a function caused by an infinitesimal change in the variable(s) upon which it depends. The derivative gives the rate of change of a function (the slope of its curve) at a particular point. Second and third derivatives giv...
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