Antonyms of DERIVATIVE

Examples of usage:

  1. The Comparative Psychology of Man may, then, fitly include the mental effects of mixture; and among derivative inquiries we may ask- How far the conquest of race by race has been instrumental in advancing civilization by aiding mixture, as well as in other ways. "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
  2. The connection between these two is more emphatically suggested by the original Greek, in which the word for 'gifts' is a derivative of that for 'grace. "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
  3. He is asked what sort of word each is; whether a primitive, a derivative, or a compound. "The Grammar of English Grammars" by Goold Brown
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