What does derivation mean?

Definitions for derivation
ˌdɛr əˈveɪ ʃənderiva·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. derivation

    In artillery, the constant deflection of a rifled projectile. (See DEFLECTION.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. derivation

    (Fr.). Drift of rifle projectiles. See Projectiles.

How to pronounce derivation?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say derivation in sign language?

  1. derivation

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derivation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derivation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of derivation in a Sentence

  1. Han Sang-woung:

    The constant derivation of new products seem to contribute a lot (to sales).

  2. Mike Coffman:

    I disagree with the derivation of some of the numbers. I don't think they accurately predicted human behavior.

Images & Illustrations of derivation

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