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How to Pronounce derive?

Correct pronunciation for the word "derive" is [dɪɹˈa͡ɪv], [dɪɹˈa‍ɪv], [d_ɪ_ɹ_ˈaɪ_v].

"Derive" in context

Derive is a process of obtaining something or creating something of one's own by connecting to something else. Derive is commonly used in mathematics as well as other sciences to obtain new information from information already known. In mathematics, this can involve deriving equations from known relationships or deriving numbers from equations. In the sciences, deriving new theories can involve deriving new experiments from existing ones or deriving new physical laws from existing ones. Deriving means to start with something known and use various methods to create something different. Derivation involves creativity since one must find the connection between the existing information and the desired outcome.

What are similar-sounding words for derive?

Usage over time for derive:

This graph shows how "derive" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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