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Definitions of derivation

  1. (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer' from `sing'; `undo' from `do' Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That from which a thing is derived. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The formation of a word from its more original or radical elements; also, a statement of the origin and history of a word. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The act of obtaining, or the condition of being obtained, from a definite source; the process of tracing a word from its original source; evolution; deduction; the source from which something is drawn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Act of de riving: a drawing off or from: the tracing of a word to its original root: that which is derived. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Act or process of deriving. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The act of deriving, or the condition of being derived. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of deriving; the tracing of a word to its root; a turning aside from a natural course or channel; a drawing of humours from one part of the body to another; the thing derived or deduced. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The act of drawing or receiving from a source; the tracing of a word from its root. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for derivation

  1. By derivation catarrh is the same word also as gout, which comes from gutta in Latin, meaning a drop and implying secretory disturbances. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  2. The other possible derivation is that which says mele is a corruption of the Italian name for Turkey millet, Melanga, a thing the grains rather resemble. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
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