How should I pronounce derivative in the phrase “f ′ is a derivative of f ”?
Should I read it as
I have heard it as
[dɪˈrɪv.ə.tɪv] in this context, but Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary says that this word should be pronounced as
[dɪˈrɪv.ɪ.tɪv] when used as a noun, and that the pronunciation
[dɪˈrɪv.ə.tɪv] is only for the adjective derivative.
However, it doesn’t refer to a mathematical meaning of this word, just for general one.