derivative action

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derivative action

[də′riv·əd·iv ‚ak·shən]
(control systems)
Control action in which the speed at which a correction is made depends on how fast the system error is increasing. Also known as derivative compensation; rate action.
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While a "loser pays" system remains uncertain in Delaware, in 2014, Oklahoma became the first state to adopt a law mandating fee shifting in stockholder derivative suits.