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Definitions of derivation

  1. inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (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
  3. drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That from which a thing is derived. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 1. The drawing of blood or the body fluids to one part, by means of cupping, blisters, etc., to relieve congestion in another. 2. Descent, with modifications; evolution. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. 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.
  20. Act or process of deriving. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. The act of deriving, or the condition of being derived. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Derivatio, Deflectio, Parocheteusis, Antilepsis, Antispasis, Revulsion, Cura derivativa seu revulsoria, from derivare, derivatum, (de, and rivua, 'a river,') 'to turn water from its regular course.' When a 'centre of fluxion' is established in a part, for the purpose of abstracting the excited vital manifestations from some other, a derivation is operated. The term Derivation has likewise been applied to the suction power of the heart -a presumed agency in the circulation of the blood. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  25. [Latin] The act or process of withdrawing the blood or its constituents from the seat of disease to a distant part. na
  26. Obtaining from a source; extraction, descent; formation of word from word or root, tracing of statement of this; theory of evolution, whence derivationist n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Revulsive treatment; alleged suctional action of the heart. American pocket medical dictionary.
  28. A drawing away or diversion of fluids from one part of the body to another, by irritating the sensory nerves or exciting turgescence in the latter. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. n. The act of drawing or deducing from;—act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, truth from testimony, conclusions or opinions from evidence;—act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy;- state or method of being derived;—that which is derived; a derivative; a deduction;—a drawing of humours from one part of the body to another. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. The tracing of a word from its original; the tracing of any thing from its source; in medicine, the drawing of a humour from one part of the body to another. Complete Dictionary

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