Definitions for derivationˌdɛr əˈveɪ ʃən

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  1. derivation(noun)

    the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)

    "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"

  2. deriving, derivation, etymologizing(noun)

    (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase

  3. derivation(noun)

    a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions

  4. derivation(noun)

    (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation

    "`singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations"

  5. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation(noun)

    inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

  6. derivation(noun)

    drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body

  7. derivation(noun)

    drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation

  8. derivation(noun)

    the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. derivation(Noun)

    A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.

  2. derivation(Noun)

    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.

  3. derivation(Noun)

    The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Indo-European root.

  4. derivation(Noun)

    The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.

  5. derivation(Noun)

    That from which a thing is derived.

  6. derivation(Noun)

    That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.

  7. derivation(Noun)

    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.

  8. derivation(Noun)

    A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Derivation(noun)

    a leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source

  2. Derivation(noun)

    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

  3. Derivation(noun)

    the act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root

  4. Derivation(noun)

    the state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted

  5. Derivation(noun)

    that from which a thing is derived

  6. Derivation(noun)

    that which is derived; a derivative; a deduction

  7. Derivation(noun)

    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

  8. Derivation(noun)

    a drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process

  9. Origin: [L. derivatio: cf. F. drivation. See Derive.]

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  1. Derivation

    In linguistics, derivation is the process of forming a new word on the basis of an existing word, e.g. happiness and unhappy from happy, or determination from determine. It often involves the addition of a morpheme in the form of an affix, such as -ness, un- and -ation in the preceding examples. Derivation stands in contrast to the process of inflection, which means the formation of grammatical variants of the same word, as with determine/determines/determining/determined.


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