Derivative

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A 'derivative' work may lack originality, suggesting it borrows heavily from another source. SlideCritics dismissed the novel as derivative.
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'Derivative' can be neutral, not always negative, simply describing the origin of inspiration. SlideHis architecture is derivative of Roman styles.