nonderivative

adjective
non·​de·​riv·​a·​tive | \ ˌnän-di-ˈri-və-tiv How to pronounce nonderivative (audio) \

Definition of nonderivative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : not derivative … sought to emancipate American art and literature from British authority by calling for nonderivative works that would be commensurate with the spirit and grandeur of the new land.— Robert Bernard Hass
2 : not of, relating to, or being a derivative nonderivative securities

nonderivative

noun

Definition of nonderivative (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is not a derivative The fixed income maturity group spans all types of loans, but also cash and corporate bonds, time deposits, mortgages and all traded nonderivatives.— Willi Brammertz et al.

First Known Use of nonderivative

Adjective

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonderivative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonderivative. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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