Part of speech:
Formed from a model; reproducing the qualities of an original or another
Lacking originality; trite.
Derived or capable of being derived by inference.
(in combination) That has been transmitted in a specific manner.
Gained by one's own efforts.
Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
A sudden visit or attack; an onslaught:
The cause or origin of a disease, condition, or constellation of symptoms or signs, as determined by medical diagnosis or research.
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(Archaic) Differential calculus.
Anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant
A result; consequence; development
Provenance is defined as the place where something originally came or began, or a record tracing the ownership history of certain items that helps to confirm their authenticity and value.
Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new:
The definition of unique is one of a kind.
The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity
Something derived from an earlier work, such as a television show starring a character who had a popular minor role in another show.
Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
(Calculus) Of a function, another function, the value of which for any value of the independent variable is the instantaneous rate of change of the given function at that value of the independent variable.
(Mathematics) An infinitesimal increment in a variable.
the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
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