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de·riv·a·tive

(dĕ-riv'ă-tiv),
1. Relating to or producing derivation.
2. Something produced by modification of something preexisting.
3. Specifically, a chemical compound that may be produced from another compound of similar structure in one or more steps, as in replacement of H by an alkyl, acyl, or amino group.

de·riv·a·tive

(dĕ-riv'ă-tiv)
1. Relating to or producing derivation.
2. Something produced by modification of something preexisting.
3. Specifically, a chemical compound produced from another compound in one or more steps, as in replacement of H by an alkyl, acyl, or amino group.

de·riv·a·tive

(dĕ-riv'ă-tiv)
Chemical compound that may be produced from another compound of similar structure in one or more steps.
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Their fourth derivative profiles in the region 7200-6900 [cm.sup.-1] are shown in Fig.
Firstly, the zero crossings of the averaged fourth derivative waveform are found.
Patra and Karttunen proceed further: they present up to fourth-order accurate isotropic stencils, in two and three dimensions, for the numerical computation of second, third, and fourth derivatives [2].

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