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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

der•i•va•tionˌdɛr əˈveɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of deriving or the state of being derived.

  2. source; origin.

  3. something derived.

  4. development of a mathematical theorem.

    Category: Math

  5. the process of adding affixes to or changing a base, thereby forming a word that may undergo further inflection or participate in different syntactic constructions, as in forming service from serve, song from sing, or hardness from hard the systematic description of such processes in a language.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: (contrasted with inflection ).

Origin of derivation:

1375–1425; < L

der`i•va′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derivational(adj)

    characterized by inflections indicating a semantic relation between a word and its base

    "the morphological relation between `sing' and `singer' and `song' is derivational"

Wiktionary

  1. derivational(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to derivation; relating to that which is derived.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derivational(adj)

    relating to derivation

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