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derivative
used in Killing Kennedy

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Definition
something developed from something else
in various senses, including:
  • a word based on another word — as in "Quickly is a derivative of quick."
  • a mathematical value from a function — as in "We can derive X from Y," or "X is a derivative of Y."
  • a type of investment whose value is based on another value — as in "We provide various derivatives that can protect against inflation."
  • a work of art such as a film or painting that lacks ideas not previously expressed in other works of art — as in "Her work is too derivative to interest me."
  • work based upon or influenced by prior work — as in "The book surveys psychological ideas derivative of, but not totally dependent on B.F. Skinner."
  • Many pieces of furniture are reproductions instead of actual period originals, giving America's most notable residence a cheap, derivative feel rather than an aura of grandeur.
    p. 41.7

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