subderivative

noun
sub·​derivative | \ "+ \

Definition of subderivative

: a word derived from a derivative friendliness is a subderivative from friendly which is derived from friend

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History and Etymology for subderivative

sub- + derivative

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“Subderivative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subderivative. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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