from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which is derived from another.
  • n. In medicine, same as derivative, n., 1.
  • Deriving; derivative.
  • In medicine, same as derivative, a., 3.
  • n. In mathematics, a homogeneous and isobaric function of fi which is a covariant of f, where fi denotes


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  • Again, although more primitive in construction, you will see the classic v-shaped profile that is now seen on the Mastiff – the British Army’s derivant of the US Cougar mine protected vehicle.

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